Several cleanup efforts have been scheduled this year in Akron.
My Neighborhood Our Akron:
• Saturday: Kenmore area, meeting at Prentice Park, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• April 13: West Akron, meeting at Lawton Street Community Center, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• April 20: Summit Lake Community Center, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Preparations, such as trimming, taping and scraping, for work the following Saturday.)
• April 27: Case Elementary; Ellet/Hyre Park Trail behind Hyre Community Learning Center; and Patterson Park Community Center, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also, Leadership Akron alumni, Junior Leadership Akron and Torchbearers will conduct a service project at Summit Lake that will include inside painting at the community center, landscaping and cleaning vacant lots.
• April 27: Keep Akron Beautiful’s Super Saturday, with efforts around the city. Celebration at the Akron Zoo for all volunteers.
• May 4: Joy Park Community Center and Joy Park Homes, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Girls and boys clubs are helping. (More details to come.)
• June 1: University Park Alliance. (More details to come.)
• For April dates, contact Keep Akron Beautiful. Register online at www.keepakronbeautiful.org, call 330-375-2116 or visit the office at 850 E. Market St., Akron.
• For dates in May or later, contact Akron’s Department of Neighborhood Assistance at 330-375-2324.
• April 8, May 6, June 10, July 8, Aug. 5: Firestone Park Community Center, 6 to 7 p.m.
• April 20: Kenmore Kiwanis will pick up litter from overpasses in the neighborhood.
• May 3: Downtown Akron Partnership’s Green & Clean Day downtown, working out of Lock 3. Involves several hundred volunteers.
• May 23, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15: Firestone Park Community Center, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
• May 25: Akron’s Neighbor’s Day. Events will be held at each community center and might involve a cleanup component, possibly with a contest to see which center can pick up the most trash.
• June 21: United Way’s Day of Action. Involves efforts citywide.
• Oct. 5: Connection Church, a faith-based ministry from Medina, will have a Big Day of Cleaning, with a base at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. The church had 230 volunteers last year.