Cleanup set for Saturday in Lawrence aims for 2,000 volunteers

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:07 am | Eagle Tribune

LAWRENCE — The city hopes to attract up to 2,000 volunteers to participate in its Comcast Cares Day cleanup throughout the city Saturday.

The event is staged by Groundwork Lawrence and Comcast, with the support of Mayor Daniel Rivera.

Last year, 1,200 volunteers came out to clean Lawrence. This year, Mayor Rivera is hoping to increase that number to 2,000.

“We have a big cleanup job ahead of us this year after the harsh winter we have had,” he said. “I encourage all residents and friends of the City of Lawrence to join us at this year’s Earth Day cleanup as we continue the work of Making Lawrence Better by helping to clean up our streets and parks.”

The cleanup will kick-off at Pemberton Park at 8 a.m. where volunteers will be divided into groups and sent out to numerous locations throughout the city for clean-up efforts. Trash bags, gloves, rakes and other cleanup tools will be provided. The cleanup focuses on removing garbage that litters our streets and parks in Lawrence. In the past, cleanup crews have removed TV’s, tires, and furniture along the riverbanks and parks. Crews will clean Lawrence from 9am to noon, when volunteers will return to Pemberton Park for lunch and celebrations of the day’s success.

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Comcast Cares cleanups will also be held Saturday at Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, 10 Reed Street, Haverhil where dozens of volunteers will spend the day completing a spring clean up and landscaping the grounds; at Nevin’s Farm MSCPA, 400 Broadway, Methuen where Nearly 100 volunteers will be landscaping, painting, cleaning, washing windows and repairing fences throughout the complex. and at the Salem, New Hampshire, Animal Rescue League, 4 SARL Drive where dozens of volunteers will spend the day painting and landscaping to help spruce up the facility.