On Saturday, May 13th, volunteers will be cleaning up garbage and covering graffiti in Cleveland neighborhoods such as the Flats, Tremont, and Slavic Village at RiverSweep.
Each year, RiverSweep draws students, activists and members of the business community to work together to clean the Cuyahoga River Valley of trash and tires.
In its 28th year, RiverSweep has cleaned and prepared the way for future parks including Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail Extension, Scranton Flats, Cleveland Metroparks Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, Hart Crane Park, Mill Creek Falls, Cleveland Metroparks Washington Reservation, the Morgana Run Trail, the Treadway Greenway, and Cleveland Metroparks West Creek Reservation.
Civic organizations play a key role in RiverSweep, contributing resources, coordinating clean sites and volunteers.
These include: Cleveland Metroparks, City of Cleveland, Cleveland City Council, Slavic Village Development, Tremont West Development Corp., MetroWest, Flats Forward, Historic Warehouse District, Union Miles Development Corp., Harvard Community Services, West Creek Conservancy and Big Creek Connects.