Annual Neighborhood Spring Cleanup
- Created on Thursday, 24 February 2011 21:21
Over the last twenty five years members, friends, & neighbors of the WBNA have come together to clean up our neighborhood. The cleanup is usually scheduled for a Saturday in April. It starts at 8:30am at the Dexter Training Ground where volunteers gather for refreshments and organize for the morning activities. With the support of the DPW, we fan out to clean the neighborhood and reconvene at 12:30pm at the WBNA HQ for a “BBQ” offered to all the volunteers. This event is also a great opportunity to meet and mingle with your friends & neighbors.
WBNA would also like to invite our Business Partners to get involved and participate in this event. A clean neighborhood sidewalk also helps your business.
Of course, none of this is possible without the help of Volunteers. Volunteers make it happen! We also need people to volunteer as Street captains. Street Captains are those who help ensure that our legendary spring cleanup covers most of the neighborhood and is successful! If you are interested in helping guide cleanup activities in your little neck of the neighborhood, please contact the WBNA
Being a street captain is simple. There are just a few tasks involved:
- Attend the Street Captain party on the Thursday, one week prior to the clean-up at a venue (to be announced) where you will meet other street captains and get instructions for being a street captain and the clean-up
- At the party you will receive flyers that we ask you distribute to the neighbors on your street in advance of the clean-up ( we also encourage you to call and/or email neighbors on your street and invite them to participate)
- On the day of the clean-up when we all gather at the Dexter Training Ground, identify yourself as the street captain for YOUR Street, be in charge of signing out tools for your group, get a list of all your teammates names for proper recognition for their volunteer efforts, and lead the group to YOUR Street. Be the captain for the day, keeping everyone moving and having fun!
- At 12:30pm, bring your group back to WBNA for a neighborhood BBQ
THANK YOU to everyone who has volunteered for 2010 year’s event and in the past. You help in volunteering & coordinating this inspiring neighborhood-wide effort has made this event another successful WBNA annual event for over 25 years!
Special THANK YOU to:
2010 Clean-up co-Chairpersons: Kurt Bodnar & Jean Poehler
2010 Sponsors: Providence Department of Public Works, Hudson Street Deli, Loie Fullers, Equal Exchange Coffee
2010 Street Captains:
Josh Gigantino - Battey, Carpenter, Knight Streets
Jean Poehler -Dexter Street
Sara Abernethy - Almy Street
Bridget Dignan - Washington Street
Owen Johnson & Yarrow Thorne - Hudson Street
Michael Seymour - Oak Street
Virginia Branch and Glenn Buie - Groton, Division and Harrison Street
Keith Harvey, Chris Utter, Victor Terry – Brighton and Knight Streets
Alison DeKleine – Broadway
Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert- Wood Street
Evan Wilson – Tobey Street
Kurt Bodnar- Willow Street
John Martin, Richardo Silva, Lt. Luis San Lucas, Filomena Lupo, Alison DeKleine, Shauna Duffy, Becky Kessler, Tod Linker, Raj Bellani, Chris Sanford, Lauren Rohan, Adam Albarado, Bryan Principe, Shery Principe, Victor Terry, Fernando, Amahl Harik, Tod Damon, Susan Dupre, Michael Udris, Cristina DiChiera,
Stephen Sammartino, Burt Van D., Owen Johnson, Seth Jay, Katie Taveras, Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert, Joseph Herbert, Bridget Dignan, Mark Freedman, Shaun Kleghunt, M.E. Verrochi, M. Flannagan, E. Baruzzi, Megan Heinze, Alex Smith-Bourget, Ed Smith, Kurt Bodnar, Deniese Jones, Kari Lang,
*Listed names come from the sign-up sheets. We apologize for any names inadvertently left off the volunteer list
The WBNA organizes neighbors and businesses on the West Side of Providence to preserve and promote our diverse, historic, urban community as a safe, vibrant, and sustainable place to live, work, and play.
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Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday