Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki today thanked city residents, businesses and civic associations that have signed up to participate in this Saturday’s annual citywide Community Clean-Up Day.
WILMINGTON (DE): The theme of this year’s event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., is “Our Streets, Our Neighborhoods, Our Responsibility.” Projects include improvements to residential neighborhoods and public green spaces, trash collection, planting flowers, updating landscaping or starting a community garden project.
“We have made great progress in cleaning up Wilmington this past year thanks in part to our West Center City and Beautiful City initiatives,” said Mayor Purzycki. “There is a greater awareness on the part of citizens about how a clean city contributes to a better quality of life overall, but we still have much work to do. One thing is clear, garbage-strewn streets suggest that a city is not well, but in Wilmington we are getting better because we care about our neighborhoods and the people who live in them.
“And as important as this Clean-Up Day is each year, we as a community need to take pride in our city and do our part to keep it looking clean and beautiful throughout the year,” the Mayor continued.
The Mayor said nearly 70 beautification projects are planned for Saturday, including the annual Comcast Cares service project, which this year will see Comcast employees cleaning the interior and exterior of the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center. Groups can still register by visiting www.WilmingtonDE.gov/cleanwilmington365 to download and submit the registration form, but supplies given out by the City may be limited since they are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Mayor today thanked the employees of the City’s Office of Constituent Services and the Departments of Public Works and Parks and Recreation for coordinating and managing the day’s activities. He also thanked Wilmington City Council Member Charles “Bud” Freel who has helped the in a variety of ways over many years to support the City’s annual clean up event.
The 2018 projects scheduled for Saturday and their respective organizers are: