The Glendale Civic Association hosted a Love Your Neighbor event for Earth Day on Saturday, April 21st. The event encouraged local residents to spend time outside enjoying the day, chatting and cleaning the neighborhood together.
Volunteers from the Maspeth High School Green Club, the New York Municipal Credit Union joined Councilwoman Liz Crowley’s office and local residents to remove trash and debris from community-shared blocks. Many students and neighbors came out to rake leaves and weed overgrowth while others collected trash and swept sidewalks and drains.
The street revitalization and beautification project focused on a cleanup of public gardens, sidewalks and railroad sittings throughout Glendale and Ridgewood.
“Earth Day is not just about solar panels and electric cars. It is also about what we can do in our neighborhood to keep our planet beautiful,” Crowley said. “Collecting trash, recycling and planting gardens go a long way to keep our City clean. I am thankful to the Glendale Civic Association and to all the volunteers who came out and made this event a success.”
Photos: Michael O’Kane