Mayor Spano Organizes Green Neighborhood Clean-Up Initiatives During Spring & Summer Months
YONKERS, NY – April 11, 2019 – Mayor Mike Spano today announced the City of Yonkers’ Green Neighborhoods clean-up initiatives for Earth Month in April. The clean-ups are organized to encourage community involvement andaimed at cleaning neglected vacant properties, city streets and community gardens throughout Yonkers.
“Throughout this spring and summer, we are taking direct action to restore the health and vibrancy of our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Spano. “Whether it’s beautifying a street, planting trees or encouraging greater recycling among our residents, we are continuing a partnership with our communities to improve our city and its image.”
This season’s Earth Month celebration is highlighted by the Old Croton Aqueduct Yonkers Clean-Up Day on Sunday, April 27. Residents are encouraged to join the City of Yonkers, Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and New York State Parks in beautifying the Yonkers section of the trail. Volunteers are encouraged to register by visitingwww.YonkersNY.gov or by calling 914-377-6429.
Mayor Spano added, “The Old Croton Aqueduct is a beautiful historic State trail way running through our city that unfortunately has been a hotspot for littering. I am pleased we have gathered a strong group of community stakeholders who are willing to donate their time and resources for the sake of a cleaner, greener trail for all to enjoy. I invite our residents to join our efforts and volunteer that day.”
Additional spring/summer clean-ups and events in the City of Yonkers include:
· April 13, Groundwork Hudson Valley Saw Mill River Cleanup (Thompson Street to Daylighting at Larkin Plaza) – 10AM
· April 13, Buena Vista Avenue – 9AM
· April 13, Ludlow Park Residents Association – 9AM
· April 27, The Aqueduct – Croton Park – 9AM
· May 4, Hawthorne Avenue – 9AM
· May 11, Elliott Avenue – 9AM
· May 25, Groshon Avenue & Herriot Street – 9AM
· June 1, Jackson Street – 9AM
· June 22, Stanley & Ludlow Street – 9AM
· June 29, Bruce & Lawrence Street – 9AM
· July 6, Saratoga Avenue – 9AM
· July 13, Oak Street – 9AM
· July 20, Elm Street – 9AM
· July 27, Van Cortlandt Park Avenue – 9AM
· August 3, Nodine Hill (Cliff Street & Walnut Street) – 9AM
The Yonkers Department of Public Works will provide resources needed during the cleanups, dispose of trash bags and, in some cases, provide trucks for pick-ups.
To ensure Yonkers remains clean following the clean-ups, Mayor Spano also is reminding residents to report any instances of illegal dumping to the City’s anti-dumping hotline by calling 914-377-DUMP. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered for anyone who reports a case of illegal dumping that leads to an arrest and conviction.
“If you see something, it pays to say something,” said Mayor Spano. “We must all take part and take pride in keeping our city clean.”