Spring has sprung, and for Philadelphia that means plans for the 16th annual Philly Spring Cleanup event is underway. The City of Philadelphia will hold their cleanup event on Saturday, April 15 after the original date was postponed due to weather.
As Philadelphia’s largest city-wide single day cleanup, Philly Spring Cleanup encourages volunteers to beautify Philly’s parks and neighborhoods at nearly 7,000 sites throughout the city.
The city has been trying to put an end to littering and illegal dumping and since the event’s launch in 2008, more than 200,000 volunteers have removed more than 11.4 million pounds of trash, according to the city.
In addition to cleaning streets and collecting trash, volunteers will also remove graffiti from walls, paint benches, and plant beds.
If you’re planning to participate in this year’s Philly Spring Cleanup, don’t forget your supplies. The city encourages volunteers to bring their own trash bags, rakes, gloves, shovels, and brooms.
The goal of the Philly Spring Cleanup is to make Philadelphia a green, safe, and clean place to live.
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