HEIGHTS — The city is seeking volunteers and community participation for citywide cleanup the first weekend of May.
The city’s Watershed Stewards Commission asks residents to clean the curbs and storm drains that are in front of their homes. This action will aid in the draining of spring rains that otherwise could flood neighborhoods, Commission Co-Chairwoman Barb Goryca said.
The cleanup coincides with the 21st annual Ecorse Creek Cleanup from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Swapka Park, southwest of Annapolis and Pardee streets.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Early registration also is available by emailing Goryca at [email protected].
Watershed commissioners and volunteers will police the area along Ecrose Creek, picking up debris along the banks. At the same time, Crestwood High School National Honor Society members will spread mulch on the three rain gardens at the Richard A. Young Recreation Center, 5400 McKinley.
All participants will receive a T-shirt with the Ecorse Creek 2014 logo. A hot dog lunch will be offered at noon. Halal hot dogs also will be provided.