The Citizens Center will serve as the registration and information center for the event. Trash bags, leaf bags and refreshments will be available for the duration of the event.
Volunteers can organize their own neighborhood or park cleanup or can join in another cleanup site identified by the city. All of the cleanup locations are on city property, which includes roadsides. Trash should be put into plastic trash bags, leaves and other yard waste should be put into leaf bags, branches should be stacked in piles, and sand should be swept into piles and left on the street for pick up by city workers.
Mayor James Fiorentini said this annual event gives everyone an opportunity to help make the city cleaner by working together to achieve a common goal.
“I want to thank all of the sponsors who support the event, as well as the residents who participate,” Fiorentini said.
Volunteers are encouraged to register online at www.activityreg.com/selectactivity.wcs, which will bring you to the Haverhill Recreation page. Under “Register for Activities,” click on “programs” and look for “2014 City of Haverhill Earth Day Cleanup.” Follow the prompts to sign up to volunteer.
“If you have a particular spot in mind and don’t see it, let us know and start your own location,” LaBrode said. “We hope to get more folks out cleaning up in their respected neighborhoods. I am sure there are locations you may pass by everyday that could use some attention.”
Volunteers and the city have been holding this annual event for at least 20 years. In addition to the city, major sponsors include Haverhill’s Brightside, the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, Haverhill Bank, Covanta, Magellan Aerospace, Spring Hill Natural Water, Cedar’s Mediterranean Food Inc., Starbucks, Heav’nly Donuts, and Haverhill Beef Company.
More information is available from Dave LaBrode at 978-374-2388, ext. 28, or firstname.lastname@example.org.