Volunteer Neighborhood Cleanup

Thanks to our neighbor Kellen, we have an opportunity to clean up our neighborhood on Saturday, April 23rd starting at 10AM. He shares more details:

Spring is here – let’s join together and spruce up the Springhill neighborhood. We’ll convene near the 22nd street entrance to Belle Isle and break into groups to target certain areas in our community needing some trash pick-up and minor landscaping.

The James River Park System will donate their equipment (trash grabbers, gloves, and trash bags). Additionally, they will coordinate trucks to collect the bags of garbage.

All you need to do, is show up! By accepting the invite, you’ll be considered “in” to volunteer. Please share with others.

It would be great if we could have 20-40 volunteers lend a hand in this overall project. If you spot specific areas, please list the location in the comment thread. I will consolidate the areas needing cleaned up and post a map before the project of areas to target.

In addition to trash clean-up, an application to the Love Your Block program has been submitted and may cover funds to plant flowers at the Richmond Rehabilitation Housing Authority at Stonewall Place. (Stonewall & 20th street). Shortly, we should know whether this grant has been awarded. If so, we may need some more experienced hands to help plant the flowers and trim the hedges.

There is a Facebook event where more discussion and signup is occurring.