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City Announces 2016 Clean Sweep Event

By Staff


clean sweepMayor Lovely Warren joined Rochester Red Wings General Manager Dan Mason, and Gary Larder, chairman of Rochester Community Baseball, to announce the details of this year’s 2016 Clean Sweep event.

“Clean Sweep is a wonderful tradition that has become even better as a result of our partnership with the Rochester Red Wings,” Mayor Warren stated. “Spring cleaning and baseball are a wonderful way to shake off the winter blues. The volunteers who participate in Clean Sweep demonstrate the home-town pride that plays such an important role in our efforts to create more jobs, safer, more vibrant neighborhoods, and provide a quality education for all of our children.”

Clean Sweep Saturday will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, April 30, and begin at Frontier Field.

Volunteers will gather to collect a free Clean Sweep t-shirt, eat a light breakfast and get their assignments before heading out to project sites in city neighborhoods.

Mayor Warren will greet the volunteers and pose for photo with the group.

Clean Sweep volunteers will receive a free ticket to that day’s baseball game, which starts at 1:35 p.m.; they’ll also receive a voucher for food and drink at the game.

Free parking will be available to those wearing Clean Sweep t-shirts.

Since it was first launched in 2006, more than 30,000 volunteers have participated in Clean Sweep, working alongside city crews to remove winter debris, and litter from city neighborhoods. Volunteers also plant flowers, prune trees and perform other neighborhood beautification projects.

City crews also remove graffiti, clean city properties, repair sidewalks, and fill potholes.

Participants can register by calling 311, or visiting, however, walk-up volunteers on the morning of Clean Sweep are always welcome, according to the city. Volunteers are asked to wear appropriate clothing, including hard-soled shoes, and long pants. Gloves and tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own if possible.

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