Somerville Spring Cleanup Scheduled for Saturday, April 22

Photo by Frank Santangelo 

Community BBQ with family friendly activities including a spring egg hunt to be held at Blessing of the Bay Boat House following cleanup at noon with partners Groundwork Somerville & Comcast Cares

SOMERVILLE – Join the City of Somerville, Groundwork Somerville, and Comcast Cares for the annual Spring Cleanup and Community Barbecue on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A rain date has been set for Saturday, April 29. All participants are invited to meet at the Blessing of the Bay Boat House on Shore Drive, at 9 a.m. for breakfast and coffee before setting out to your ward (note that coffee and breakfast will not be served at each ward.)
Residents are invited to join Ward Captains and City officials in each of the City’s seven wards to help prepare the city for the spring and summer by planting flowers, weeding open spaces, and otherwise cleaning our community following the long winter months. T-shirts and hats will be provided to all participants from 10 a.m. to noon at all cleanup locations. All participants are invited to a community barbecue immediately following the cleanup from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse on Shore Drive. The community barbeque will feature activities for children and adults including a spring egg hunt, yoga and meditation, and interactive activities to learn about sustainability and the environment.
Volunteers should meet Ward Captain at 10 a.m. at the following locations (breakfast will be served at the Boat House on Shore Drive at 9 a.m.):

WARD 1: East Branch Library, 115 Broadway            

                               Zero New Washington St., corner of New Washington St. and Inner Belt Rd.


             WARD 2: ArtFarm, 10 Poplar St.

                                South St. Farm, 138 South St.

        Union Square Plaza, SCATV building, 90 Union Square


              WARD 3: Somerville High concourse & trails, meet at City Hall steps, 93 Highland Ave.

                               Nunziato Field, corner of Vinal Ave. & Summer St.


             WARD 4: Blessing of the Bay Boat House, 32 Shore Dr.


             WARD 5: CHA parking lot, 114 Central St. between Albion & Vernon St.


             WARD 6: Davis Sq., Statue Park (near JP Licks), 4 College Ave.


   WARD 7: Dilboy Stadium, meet at tennis courts, 110 Alewife Brook Parkway


If you’d like to register ahead of time go to: Pre-registration is NOT required.  


For questions about the Clean-Up, please contact Nina Eichner at 617-625-6600 ext. 2998


Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s Director of Human Services, Nancy Bacci, at 617-625-6600 x2250 or



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