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8TH ANNUAL KINGSTON CLEAN SWEEP SATURDAY, MAY 6th
The Eighth Annual Kingston Clean Sweep will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9:00 am to noon. Volunteers will pick up litter lying along the "Kingston Corridor" from the railroad crossing on Washington Avenue through the uptown business district, down Broadway to the Rondout waterfront, as well as on some side streets. The Kingston Clean Sweep is sponsored by the
Friends of Historic Kingston
with support from the City of Kingston and numerous other business, service and civic organizations, schools, churches and individual volunteers. This year, the event coincides with the City of Kingston - "Clean up the Parks" program.
Each group or individual is assigned a section of the "Sweep Corridor" and is supplied with trash bags and plastic gloves donated by local businesses. Volunteers are asked to bring their own rakes and brooms. Filled bags are placed on the curb and picked up by the City of Kingston Department of Public Works immediately following the event.
Some of the participating organizations for this year's Clean Sweep include the Friends of Historic Kingston, Junior League of Kingston, Kingston High School, Kingston Rotary, Kingston Uptown Business Association, Ulster Garden Club, Young Ulster Professionals, Rondout Rowing Club and Ward Four.
Last year, approximately 250 volunteers from students to senior citizens picked up almost 4,000 pounds of trash and 11 cubic yards of pounds of litter, yard waste and metal materials. Any group or individual who wishes to volunteer can contact Friends of Historic Kingston at (845) 339-0720, or email
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