There are already 92 neighborhood projects on the Spring Cleanup hit list. To register for one of them, visit www.tinyurl.com/phillycleanup.
To add a proposal from your neighborhood to the mix, visit http://tinyurl.com/CleanProposals.
Although beautifying areas hidden beneath layers of trash and other debris is the immediate impact of the citywide cleanup, the overall purpose is to motivate neighbors to work year-round to keep their slice of the city litter-free, Williams said.
The Spring Cleanup is scheduled for April 14, but there are plenty of chances to help beautify the city's neighborhoods before then.
Neighbors are invited to spruce up a stretch of Tusculum Street, between B Street in Kensington and Mascher Street in Fairhill, on Saturday.
The cleanup, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is hosted by the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Volunteers are asked to call project leader Ray Gant at 215-964-7627 or send him a message at email@example.com.
The Water Department is celebrating completion of a "Green Street" at 4:30 p.m. today on 16th Street near Jackson in South Philadelphia.
"Green Streets" are natural stormwater-management systems aimed at reducing the amount of water flowing through the city's sewer system.
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