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Annual Philadelphia Spring Cleanup Set For April 5

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Are you looking for some good clean fun? Grab your brooms and help beautify Philadelphia's neighborhoods by keeping it green and clean in the 7th annual Spring Cleanup.

The event is set for Saturday April 5, 2014 (rain date is Saturday, April 12) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are needed at each and every cleanup stations located around the city.

"The Philly Spring Cleanup begins the momentum for beautifying our neighborhoods all year long and to 'Keep Up the Sweep Up' to maintain a cleaner and brighter Philadelphia," said Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson.

The city will offer a limited number of supplies to assist in the annual day, items include: Trash bags, rakes, paint, gloves, shovels, brooms, and recycling bins.

In 2013 over 13,000 dedicated volunteers showed up to help clean up Philadelphia. Volunteers removed, 1,104,540 pounds of trash and an additional 23,341 pounds of recycling across the city. It was the largest cleanup for the one-day event and the efforts look to be continued this year.

Residents that are interested in helping make the streets of Philadelphia cleaner can sign up at the Philadelphia Cleanup’s website. Also organizations can submit clean up projects up until March, 21.

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