Volunteers to clean up neighborhoods, parks as part of Clean Up Cleveland event ahead of RNC

Preparing for Republican National Convention
Posted at 7:22 AM, Jun 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-06 10:00:04-04

Volunteers across Northeast Ohio will get their hands dirty on Saturday in an effort to clean up neighborhoods, parks and beaches ahead of the Republican National Convention. 

The day-long event is part of the CLEanUpCleveland project, in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Transportation, Keep Cleveland Beautiful, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, the City of Cleveland, the Alliance for the Great Lakes, and Keep Ohio Beautiful.

"All eyes will be on Cleveland in July as the city plays host to the Republican National Convention," said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. "Thousands of journalists and visitors will descend on the city. We will make a very good impression and they will see a truly great city."

Volunteers will focus on six areas: 

·    Interstate 90 from East 55th St. to Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (meet at Gordon Park parking lot, 801 East 72nd in Cleveland), 9 a.m. to noon
·  Brookfield Park on Brookfield Ave. between West 130th and Bellaire Road, 9 a.m. to noon
·    Brooklyn City Fire Station at 8400 Memphis Ave. in Brooklyn, 9 a.m. to noon
·    Snow Road Picnic Area on Big Creek Pkwy. In Big Creek Reservation, south of Snow Rd., 9 a.m. to noon
·    Sims Park in Euclid at 23131 Lakeshore Blvd., 10 a.m. to noon
·    Park Cleanup (perfect for families with young children)
·    Gordon Park, 801 East 55th St., 9 a.m. to noon

If you'd like to get involved with the project, CLICK HERE