Camden hosts first city-wide clean up

    North Camden was first neighborhood to get spiffed up

    Some Camden residents braved the steamy weather to wield shovels and rakes Wednesday. People rolled up their sleeves at the first phase of Camden’s inaugural city-wide clean up.

    More than a dozen people raked trash and weeds into bags in the empty lot at Erie and Fifth Street in North Camden–for city trucks to pick-up.

    In a park down the street long-time Camden residents Jose Rodriguez and his wife Maria borrowed rakes and a shovel from the city to clean up needles, bottles and lots of other trash.

    • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

    “We trying to bring Camden back – North Camden and the Mayor’s working with us to see if we can do it. This is the beginning was start with the cleaning now and we continue doing it around East Camden, South Camden, and see if we can bring it back. Show people still care!”

    Over the next couples of months Camden’s Citywide clean-up is scheduled to reach every neighborhood.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal