HAVERHILL — It’s nearly time for everyone to pitch in and give Haverhill’s neighborhoods an old-fashioned spring cleaning.
The city’s annual Earth Day cleanup is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Residents and others are invited to start their day with a kickoff event at 8:30 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., that will include remarks from Mayor James Fiorentini.
Participants can pick up T-shirts, trash bags and snacks at the kickoff.
The Citizens Center will serve as the registration and information center for the day’s activities.
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, including the sides of roads. 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.
Volunteers are encouraged to register online at www.activityreg.com/selectactivity.wcs, which will bring them 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.
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.