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Wilmington’s Beautiful City Initiative Continues with a City-Wide Community Clean-Up on Saturday, April 25

Post Date:03/03/2020 2:30 PM

Mayor Purzycki urges neighborhood groups, businesses, churches and citizens from around the City to plan clean-up and beautification projects; Our thanks to Home Depot for assisting with the clean-up!

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Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki today encouraged city residents, businesses, and civic and community associations to sign up for this year’s Beautiful City Community Clean-Up Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2020, throughout the city from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. You can access the application form here, so you can register yourself or your organization for the event. Clean-up an area where you live or conduct a beautification project that will improve the quality of life in your neighborhood. If your area of the City is in good shape, then organize a group to help another block or neighborhood. Let your imagination guide you to the perfect project. Please register today! The rain date for the event is Saturday, May 2.

Last year, more than 80 community groups, including churches, businesses, schools and non-profit organizations, improved residential neighborhoods and public green spaces. Some groups focused on trash collection, while others planted flowers, updated landscaping or began a community garden project.

Community Clean-Up Day is part of the Beautiful City Initiative launched by Mayor Purzycki in 2017 as an opportunity for City residents and businesses to show their community spirit. Use the link in the first paragraph of this news release to fill out the application form and then simply hit the “submit” button. You can also download the application form, fill it out by hand and then send it to us using the email address Applications must be received by Wednesday, April 15, 2020, to be eligible for FREE supplies such as gloves, yard waste bags and heavy-duty trash bags courtesy of Home Depot, located at 3600 Miller Road in Wilmington.

“Every spring, we look forward to this day when friends and family members, neighbors and civic groups as well as the business community and other private and public partners come together to make Wilmington a cleaner, more attractive City,” said Mayor Purzycki. “Pride in one’s community is vital to improving individual neighborhoods and the City as a whole. The Beautiful City initiative is about instilling that sense of pride through beautification efforts year-round. My Administration remains committed to keeping our City clean and safe every day, but we can’t do it without everyone’s support and participation.”

“I thank those who are already planning a project for April 25. Special thanks to City staff with the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services and the Departments of Public Works and Parks and Recreation for coordinating and managing this community-wide clean-up.”

Use the hashtag #Trashtag with #ItsTimeWilmDE and share your before and after photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Help spread the word, RSVP, invite your friends and join the conversation by visiting the event page on Facebook.


John Rago
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Communications
Mobile: (302) 420-7928


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