Help Rochester sparkle at Clean Sweep
More than 25,000 volunteers demonstrated their pride in Rochester in 2013 by working alongside City crews to clean and beautify just about every street in the city. In addition to removing litter and debris, volunteers did such things as planting flowers, pruning trees and performing other neighborhood beautification projects.
Plans for the 2014 Clean Sweep schedule are underway.
Click the quadrant name in the table below to view an image galleries from 2013 Clean Sweep
2013 Clean Sweep Dates and Places:
|Saturday, April 27
||Edgerton Park - 41 Backus St.
|Saturday, May 4
||Cobbs Hill Park - Culver Road and Norris Drive
|Saturday, May 11
||Genesee Valley Park - 131 Elmwood Ave.
|Saturday, May 18
||Norton Neighborhood Service Center Office - 500 Norton St.
What can I expect at a Clean Sweep?
Clean Sweep Saturdays have become community gatherings, offering citizens an opportunity to reacquaint themselves with old friends and make new ones. City crews also remove graffiti, clean City properties, repair sidewalks and fill potholes during the Saturday Sweeps.
Clean Sweep events have also become team-building exercises for neighborhood associations, church groups, school clubs and teams, and civic organizations. Residents can also take advantage of Clean Sweep by raking and their own yards and sidewalks and placing the bulk refuse at the curb, knowing a City crew will soon come by to retrieve it.
Saturday Clean Sweeps begin at 8:30 a.m. where volunteers arrive to free coffee and donuts. They're given a free t-shirt, assigned to a team and hit the streets by 9 a.m. Tools are provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own. They return to the staging ground at 1 p.m. for a picnic to build on the community spirit that is the most lasting benefit of Clean Sweep.