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Mayor Madden announces Troy Earth Day Neighborhood Cleanup Events

April 13, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | APRIL 14, 2017

Mayor Madden announces Troy Earth Day Neighborhood Cleanup Events


City of Troy Earth Day Citywide Cleanup flyer

TROY, NY – Ahead of this year’s annual Earth Day cleanup on April 22, Mayor Patrick Madden is encouraging residents and community members to participate in the citywide cleanup effort scheduled for Saturday, April 22. The citywide cleanup includes 24 individual neighborhood-focused projects across the Collar City. Residents and interested volunteers can join an existing community cleanup project or create a cleanup group of their own.

“The annual citywide Earth Day cleanup is a great opportunity for residents participate in an important effort to improve the conditions of our neighborhoods and renew our commitment to keeping Troy green and healthy,” said Mayor Patrick Madden. “I encourage all Trojans to get involved and lend a hand in beautifying our great city as we prepare for the transition to the summer season.”

Registered groups may pick up city provided recycle bags at the Knickerbacker Ice Rink beginning April 19 through April 21, located 181 103rd Street, Troy, between 8:00am – 1:00pm. Anyone interested in participating in one of the announced neighborhood cleanup projects or would like to form a cleanup group of their own should contact Deputy Mayor Monica Kurzejeski at (518) 279-7162 or [email protected]

The current list of scheduled Earth Day neighborhood cleanup projects can be found below:

1. Eastside – Kinloch Park
2. North Central – Neighborhood, alley clean up and Freedom Square
3. Riverside – Alley clean up and Old Brick park on 1st Street
4. Little Italy – Marketplace and alley clean up
5. Hillside North – 8th, 9th, 10th from Hoosick Street to Middleburgh vacant properties and sidewalks
6. Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) – block by block and tree well clean up
7. Burden Pond
8. Osgood and Burden – alley clean up
9. Beman Park – Park clean up
10. Lansingburgh – 9/11 Memorial Park
11. Mill & Burden – Street island clean up
12. New Mt. Ida Cemetery – clean up
13. Downtown 5th Avenue – residential block clean up
14. Oakwood Community Center – neighborhood clean up
15. Hillside South – 8th, 9th , neighborhood Park to Federal Street
16. Uncle Sam Bike Trail – Capital Roots
17. Old Mt. Ida Cemetery – clean up
18. Prospect Park – TBD
19. Frear Park – TBD
20. Riverfront Park – TBD
21. Barker Park – TBD
22. Knickerbacker Park – TBD
23. 112th Street Park – TBD
24. Powers Park – TBD

25. 5th Avenue – neighborhood cleanup between Federal and Hutton Streets
26. Pawling Park – cleanup of park and adjacent areas (intersection of Congress Street and Pawling Avenue)


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MEDIA CONTACT:
John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
[email protected] / (518) 279-7131