SoBo will be looking a lot cleaner and greener on Saturday, April 22, thanks to all the Earth Day cleanups on the peninsula. At least four different groups are assembling volunteers to pitch in for an hour or two to spruce up our sidewalks, streets, and parks.
An army of 50-75 is expected to fan out across all of Locust Point to pick up trash, says Cheryl Duffey of the Locust Point Civic Association’s Parks and Beautification committee. Others will focus on cleaning up Latrobe Park and installing water bags and stakes around new trees that were planted recently according to the original Olmsted Brothers park design. All the activity begins at 9am on April 22 at the park entrance (E. Fort Avenue at Towson Street).
Solo Gibbs Park and the surrounding streets in the Sharp-Leadenhall neighborhood are the focus of a cleanup organized by the Neighbors Meeting Neighbors group, according to Devon Conklin. It’s the first cleanup of the year for the group. Volunteers will meet at the Solo Gibbs Recreation Center on Leadenhall Street (corner of W. Cross Street) at 9am for the two-hour event.
The South Baltimore Neighborhood Association is organizing cleanups along several major streets in the area starting at 10am. Interested volunteers will meet up at the picnic tables outside Delia Foley’s (1439 S. Charles St.). Trash bags and gloves are provided. The rain-or-shine event goes until 1pm.
The SoBo Cleanup Crew in the Federal Hill South neighborhood resumes its biweekly block-by-block cleanups on Earth Day, says organizer Charlie Collins. The group will tackle two blocks of Riverside Avenue, north of Gittings. To participate, meet the crew at the corner of Gittings and Riverside at 9am. For more info, email email@example.com.
See our SoBo Events calendar for more information on all these Earth Day cleanups and to find out how you can get involved. – Steve Cole
[This post was adapted from a news story in our April 2023 newspaper edition.]