Medford Spring Cleanups Scheduled for Sat/Apr 29th! Updated

This Saturday, April 29, is Spring Cleaning Day in Medford! Several community organizations are sponsoring cleanup events across the city. If you’d like to lend a hand for an hour or two, or help organize a cleanup effort in your corner of town, all of the details on how to participate are below!

 

MEDFORD COMMUNITY COALITION MEDFORD SQUARE CLEANUP

What: The Medford Community Coalition’s third annual cleanup and flower planting in Medford Square.
When: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Meet at the Salem Street Burying Ground Plaza (corner of Riverside Avenue and River Street) at 9:15 a.m.
Details: Join the coalition for a fantastic morning of community volunteering and camaraderie as they spruce up Medford Square, just in time for the warmer weather.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1239879786095047/
Website: https://www.facebook.com/medfordcoalition/
Contact: medfordcoalition@gmail.com

 

 HAINES SQUARE CLEANUP

What:
The Medford Chamber of Commerce’s first Haines Square cleanup
When: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Meet at Modern Hardware, 440 Salem St., at 9:30. (If you could bring a broom or shovel, that would be helpful.)
Rain date: Cleanups will take place rain or shine (unless it is really pouring).
Register: Email director@medfordchamberma.com or call 781-396-1277.
Website: www.medfordchamberma.com

 

WEST MEDFORD SQUARE CLEANUP

What: The Medford Chamber of Commerce’s first West Medford Square cleanup
When: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Meet at Sanctuary UCC, 458 High St., at 9:30. (If you could bring a broom or shovel, that would be helpful.)
Rain date: Cleanups will take place rain or shine (unless it is really pouring).
Register: Email director@medfordchamberma.com or call 781-396-1277.
Website: www.medfordchamberma.com

 

FRIENDS OF THE MYSTIC RIVER – MYSTIC RIVER SPRING CLEANUP

 What: Friends of the Mystic River’s 22nd annual Mystic River Spring Cleanup
When: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Mystic Riverbend Park. Check in at the Hormel Stadium lot, 90 Locust Street.
Details: The cleanup will center on Mystic Riverbend Park, but participants may travel to any other location they wish along the Mystic in Medford. Cleanup supplies will be provided at the check-in site, along with morning and lunchtime refreshments.
Rain date: In the event of heavy rain on April 29, the cleanup will take place on Sunday, April 30, at the same time.
Contact: Mystic02155@hotmail.com or 781-391-2604.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/767824573386222/
Website: www.fomr.org

 

MYSTIC RIVER WATERSHED ASSOCIATION – EARTH DAY-MACDONALD PARK CLEANUP

What: Mystic River Watershed Association’s annual Earth Day Cleanup
When: 9 a.m. to noon
Where: DCR Torbert MacDonald Park, Mystic River Reservation (Route 16 near Wellington Circle). Meet in the parking lot near the State Police barracks. The event is also accessible by the MBTA Wellington Station on the Orange Line.
Details: Volunteers will remove litter and invasive plants. All supplies are provided at this family-friendly event. Groups are encouraged.
Rain date: The cleanup will be held rain or shine.
Register: Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/banQCmzKkw5vmkkn1
Contact: contact@mysticriver.org or 781-316-3438.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1837738543133783/
Website: www.mysticriver.org

 

BROOKS ESTATE SPRING SPRUCE-UP

What: Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust (M-BELT) Brooks Estate Spring Spruce-Up
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Brooks Estate, West Medford. Please meet at the brick Shepherd Brooks Manor at the end of the access drive, up from the green gate (blue sign) at 275 Grove Street.
Details: Some of things M-BELT hopes to accomplish: Spruce up the boardwalk to Brooks Pond (painting) and the Grove Street entrance; clean manor interior; touch up the green gates (painting); trail maintenance (litter, trimming, etc.); manor yard work (rake out flowerbeds, etc.); rake out gravel/dirt in front of carriage house/manor.Contact: inquiries@brooksestate.org
Website: www.brooksestate.org