The annual spring Newburyport Clean Sweep will take place on April 12th. Volunteers will meet at Cashman Park for a complimentary continental breakfast at 9 a.m. near the playground. From there volunteers will get site assignments and then fan out throughout the community to focus on the city’s parks, shoreline, and downtown areas. picking up trash, polishing bench plaques, spreading mulch and painting playground equipment and benches.
Volunteers of all ages and abilities are needed and encouraged to pitch in. Litter-grabbers will be loaned out on a first-come basis by the Rotary Club of Newburyport. Organizers will also provide trash bags, latex gloves, rakes and other tools, and recommend volunteers wear heavy shoes or boots and work gloves. The commission also asks any volunteers who can to bring yard tools such as rakes, wheelbarrows and tarps for cleaning up.
During last year’s Clean Sweep volunteers cleaned up 1,000 pounds of trash, filled 70 leaf bags, cleaned up graffiti, painted playground equipment and benches and spread 100 of yards of playground mulch.
Contact Lisë Reid at 978-465-4462 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.