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July 23rd Community Cleanup: Thank you, Volunteers!

I want to thank everyone who came to yesterday’s community cleanup event in north College Park. We covered quite a few streets around the Hollywood Community Park (near the Greenbelt Metro). Here are a few pictures of the event.

Community Clean-up: November 1, 2014

We are doing another community clean-up on Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9 am – 12 pm in north College Park. There will be free breakfast and lunch. Trash bags and supplies will be provided. We will all meet in front of MoM’s Organic Market). Please mark your calendar and spread the word. Details below.

Mark Your Calendar! May 3rd Hollywood Clean-up

May 3 2014 Cleanup

May 3 2014 Cleanup

On Saturday, May 3, the City Committee for a Better Environment will be hosting a neighborhood cleanup!  Details below:

Saturday, May 03, 2014
Time and Place to Meet: 
9:30 am at Hollywood Park (on 53rd Avenue, by the Metro)
The City Committee for a Better Environment will be hosting a neighborhood cleanup on On Saturday, May 3,  at 9:30 am!  Details below:
Our Goals:
Cleanup. Walk down 53rd Ave from the Hollywood park. Pick up trash along 53rd Ave towards Greenbelt Metro and proceed right to Lackawanna Street and along Narragansett parkway. Make a right at Edgewood Road and end at the park
What to Wear and Bring: 
Wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Wear or bring knee-high boots in case you need them. If you have a reusable water bottle, please bring it; we’ll supply the water.
We’ll Supply: 
Light refreshments, bags for trash, and gloves.
If you plan to participate, please RSVP to or or call and leave a message at 571-283-8513 or 240-888-6972 with your name and contact information (to be notified in case of changes).
Here is a flyer: May 3 cleanup flyer .  Please spread the word!

Top 5 Reasons to Join This Morning’s Cleanup Event

Councilman Afzali and Alex pose next to collected trash (2010 cleanup event)

I posted these reasons a few years back in the morning of another community cleanup event and I thought it’s worth repeating these reasons for this morning’s event.

  1. Help keep a healthy environment: Trashes are health hazards; they often help breed and spread diseases.  Let’s get rid of them.
  2. Promote a community spirit: Events such as community cleanups are great venues to meet and interact with your fellow residents and neighbors.
  3. Check out with your elected officials: You’ll get to see and talk to your elected officials from the City and the County in these events. Get to know them more and find out what they can do for your neighborhood.
  4. Beautify your neighborhood: No one wants to come and visit to a neighborhood full of trashes. Help clean the streets and make them attractive to others.
  5. If we don’t do, then who will? Frankly, our City and the County don’t have the necessary resources to clean our neighborhood on a regular basis. True they come once every week to collect trashes that we gather inside our houses, but what about those trashes that pile up on our streets? You and and I are the ones who will have to do this job. We don’t have any other choices.

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