Rochester gets a Clean Sweep | Community Spirit
Hundreds of volunteers put on some gloves and picked up some tools to kick of the first Clean Sweep of the spring at Edgerton Park in the city. The event is similar to a spring cleaning for the City of Rochester.
More than 600 volunteers showed up to the park Saturday morning to clean up the city's northwest side. Organizers and volunteers told News10NBC 15 tons of debris was picked up.
There were also more than two dozen beautification projects like planting flowers and cleaning up graffiti.
One of the team captains, Wayne Watts, told us, “We think that it beautifies the place. It will let people know we have something rich here. If we put a little work behind it and beautify it a little bit it could be very appealing. It could be a beautiful place to live.”
The goal is to clean and beautify just about every street in the City of Rochester and you still have a chance to get involved. There are three more clean sweeps planned in the month of May.