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April 06, 2016

Date: April 6, 2016
Contact: Eva Petkanas, Community Relations Coordinator
Department of General Services
For Immediate Release
ALBANY, NY – Do you want to lend a hand to make Albany more beautiful? In the upcoming weeks, in neighborhoods across Albany, residents will have numerous opportunities clean up trash on neighborhood streets and sidewalks, and in parks too. 

“We are fortunate that every spring hundreds of volunteers around the City turn out to help keep our neighborhoods looking great,” said Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan. “City crews are out doing the regular work to keep the City clean, but Albany wouldn’t get as spruced up as it does without the work of devoted volunteers. Making the City shine again each spring is a labor of love, and we thank all who join the effort.” 

The Department of General Services (DGS) provides tools, bags, and garbage pick-up for events whenever possible. Organizers can contact the Community Relations Coordinator at DGS by calling 518-434-5822. Here are the scheduled neighborhood and park cleanups taking place around the City: 

Sheridan Hollow Neighborhood Cleanup—Meet at 255 Orange St.
Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.-noon
Contact: Louise McNeilly, 434-1730, ext. 405

Delaware Area Neighborhood Cleanup
Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.-noon
Contact: Louise McNeilly, 434-1730, ext. 405

Pine Hills Clean Up – Meet at the parking lot of Ridgefield Park on Partridge Street
Sunday, April 10, 11:30-3:00 p.m.
Contact: Daniel Healy, 527-2168

Spring Street from Lark to Henry Johnson Blvd. 
Sunday, April 10, 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Shadi Khadivi, 401-741-3811

West Hills Neighborhood Association – Meet at Third Street Park
Saturday, April 16
Contact: Rich Polec, 424-1558

Brighter Choice Charter School Earth Day Cleanup of Elk St., North Lake St., and Sherman St.—Meet at the school at 395 Elk St.
Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Contact: Paul Stallings, 694-1622
Buckingham Pond Association Buckingham Pond Cleanup—Meet at parking lot of pond
Sunday, April 17, 1-3 p.m. 
Contact: Harry J. Ermides, 573-7003

Downtown Albany Business Improvement District – Madison Ave. and South Pearl St.
Saturday, April 23, 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Don Wilson, 465-2143 ext 12

Nine Pin Cider – Warehouse District 
Sunday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Contact: Emily Harris, 449-9999
The Joint Hudson/Park and Center Square Cleanup—Meet at Hudson-Jay Park
Saturday, April 30, 9-12 a.m., Barbecue at 1 p.m.
Contact: John DeBois 864-650-2852