May 9, 2021

City of East Providence launches community cleanup challenge - #EPTEAMUP2CLEANUP

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East Providence, RI – The City of East Providence is challenging residents to work together to make East Providence a litter-free community.

“While East Providence is so fortunate to have a number of organizations that volunteer and participate in community cleanups each year, we are challenging all of our residents to provide a helping hand in beautifying our city during a four-day community cleanup challenge -#EPTeamUp2Cleanup,” Mayor Bob DaSilva said.
The challenge: Between the dates of April 22-April 25, residents are being asked to bring a bag and gloves with them when they walk the dog, go for a jog or a bike ride and to stop and help clean up litter.

The City is offering volunteers a bundle of two trash bags and two pairs of gloves to help #EPTeamUp2Cleanup.

Here’s how it works:
Interested volunteers can pick up their supplies the week of April 19 (April 19-April 23) at the Recycling Office at 60 Commercial Way anytime from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or at City Hall Lobby from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. And while they are there, residents may fill out an entry slip to be included in the drawing of a free composting bin.
Residents may also pick up a bundle on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Riverside Library for the Riverside Community Tree Planning with EP Urban Forest & Riverside Action Commission.

With gloves and bags in hand, residents can partner up with friends and family and pick a “Problem Litter Areas” listed below and clean up.

Have fun in the cleanup process. Take photos with #EPTeamUp2Cleanup and email the photos to eprecycle@eastprovidenceri.gov  along with the number of bags you’ve filled and where the bags are located. And don’t forget to post your cleanup selfie with #EPTeamUp2Cleanup on your social media.
Once you’ve filled your bags, you have a few options:
• You can either bring the bags to the marked “Earth Day” barrels located at the gates of 60 Commercial Way.
• If your cleanup is along the bike path, you may leave the bags in the parking area or along the path.
• If your cleanup is in a city park, you may leave the bags in the parking area of the park marked “Earth Day.”
• Email eprecycle@eastprovidenceri.gov  to notify them where the bags are located.

Problem Litter Areas:
• Ten Mile River Greenway, 215 Ferris Ave.
• Turner Reservoir Loop Walking Train, 400 Pleasant St.
• Waterfront Drive to Tockwotton
• John W. Lewis Waterfront Park, 1 Pier Road
• Streets along I-195 (Oakley Street, School Street, Freeborn Avenue)
• East Bay Bike Path from Riverside Square to Crescent View Avenue
• East Bay Bike Path Parking areas along Veteran’s Memorial Parkway
• Watchemocket Cove – Park at Pump Station
• Squantum Woods
• Rose Garden Playground walking paths – located behind Martin Middle School
• Riverside Square
• Roger Williams Avenue (near railroad tracks/bridge/tunnel)
• Vanderland Avenue

Other Community Cleanups:
• April 24, 2021: Crescent Park, Rose Larissa Park, Crescent Beach (organized by EPHS Environmental Group)
Command Center: Gazebo at Rose Larissa
Time: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Rain Date: April 25

• April 24, 2021: Annawamscutt Brook - Cleaning of the brook from school and through the neighborhood (organized by Friends of Annawamscutt Brook Group)
Command Center: (New) Oldham School
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Rain Date: May 22, 2021

• April 24, 2021 Sabin Point and Shoreline, Providence Avenue Playgournd (organized by BridgePointe Christian Church)
Command Center: BridgePointe Christian Church
Time: 9 a.m. to Noon
Rain Date: May 1, 2021

• April 25, 2021 Fort Street along the Metacomet fence (organized by the East Providence Elks)
Command Center: Elks Lodge
Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
No rain date

• May 1, 2021 Squantum Club shoreline (organized by Squantum Association)
Command Center: 947 Veteran Memorial Parkway
Time: 9 a.m. to Noon
No rain date

For more information please contact Donna McMahon at 401-435-7500 EXT 40021 or 435-7701 OR dmcmahon@eastprovidenceri.gov 

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