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Philly Spring Cleanup 2017 offers 714 ways to spruce up the city

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From streets to public spaces

The 10th annual Philly Street Cleanup is on Saturday, April 8.
Photo by Melissa Romero

Walk down one street in nearly every Philly neighborhood, and it doesn’t take long to notice one thing: Trash. In Fishtown, maybe it’s an Arctic Splash container. In South Philly, it may be remnants from trash day carnage. Regardless, Philly in general has a litter problem.

The good news is that you can do something about it. This Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. is Philly’s 10th Annual Spring Cleanup, a city-wide event that asks volunteers to take to the streets with a broom and a trash bag to get rid of litter.

This year, there is a very, very long list of 741 projects that you can sign up for: Some of them involve just one neighborhood street, while others involve sprucing up public spaces like Franklin Court with the Friends of Independence National Historic Park or the Belmont Trail with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.

You can sign up for a cleanup project over at