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Clean Sweep - 2015

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Help Rochester sparkle at Clean Sweep

The City of Rochester is partnering with the Rochester Red Wings to host a one-day, all-city Clean Sweep, starting 8 a..m. Saturday, May 2 at Frontier Field (map).

“Working together as one community is essential as we work to provide safer streets, more jobs, and better schools in our neighborhood,” said Mayor Warren. “Clean Sweep is an important City tradition that unites thousands of people under a common goal and makes us proud of our community. I would like to thank the Rochester Red Wings for partnering with us again this year to provide a fun incentive for our dedicated Clean Sweep volunteers who consistently show their pride in Rochester each year by donating their time to beautify our city.”

For the second year in a row, Rochester’s Clean Sweep will be a one-day, all-city event starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 2 at Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way. Registrants will receive a Clean Sweep t-shirt, have a light breakfast, join or be assigned to a team, then board vans and buses to be shuttled to work sites throughout the city. Clean Sweepers will be returned to Frontier Field between noon and 12:30 p.m. and receive free admission to that day’s 1:35 p.m. Red Wings game as well as a voucher for a hot dog and drink. Free parking will be available in Kodak Office Oak Street Lot (Lot D).

“We are looking forward to working with the City to make Clean Sweep 2015 the most fun, most productive year ever,” said Dan Mason. “We applaud the many citizens who will be taking pride in Rochester by helping to beautify our city, and we look forward to hosting them at the ballpark for an afternoon game after a morning of making our community a better place to live in.”
In addition to picking up litter and debris, volunteers will plant flowers, prune trees and perform other neighborhood beautification projects across the city. Tools are provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own. City crews will remove graffiti, clean City properties, repair sidewalks and fill potholes during Clean Sweep.

Clean Sweep is great for team-building exercises for neighborhood associations, church groups, school clubs, teams and civic organizations. Residents can also take advantage of Clean Sweep by raking their own yards and sidewalks and placing their bulk refuse at the curb. On-site registration will be available, but pre-registration is recommended.

Clean Sweep Poster Contest for Youth

In conjunction with Clean Sweep, City Council Vice President Dana K. Miller sponsors an annual “Rochester Clean and Green – No Litter…No Graffiti” poster contest for Rochester public elementary school students in kindergarten through 6th grade. 2015 marks the 10th year that Vice President Miller has sponsored the contest. Read more about the poster contest here.

What can I expect at Clean Sweep?

Clean Sweep is a community gathering, 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 is 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.

Be sure to dress accordingly and wear appropriate shoes for Clean Sweep. Tools are provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own.

Click on this link to watch a fun video highlighting last year's Clean Sweep.

Register for Clean Sweep

Groups and individuals may register to volunteer for Clean Sweep using the On-line Clean Sweep Registration Form or by calling 311 (428-5990 if calling from outside of city limits).


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