6,800 volunteers expected tomorrow for trash sweep in city

April 16, 2004

Mayor Martin O'Malley plans to kick off Baltimore's fifth "Super Spring Sweep Thing" tomorrow morning, joining an anticipated 6,800 volunteers in picking up trash in the city.

The mayor will start the event at 9 a.m. outside Dunbar High School, 1400 Orleans St. in East Baltimore. Volunteers with 314 community groups will be spread across Baltimore, picking up trash on road shoulders and medians, and in alleys, vacant lots and back yards.

The city's Department of Public Works is trying to find companies willing to donate trucks and trash bins to help remove debris. To offer assistance, call 410-396-9572.

FOR THE RECORD - An item in yesterday's edition's gave an incorrect location location for the kick-off of Baltimore's "Super Spring Sweep Thing," an annual volunteer cleanup effort. The event begins today at 9 a.m. outside Frederick Douglass High School, 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway.
The Sun regrets the errors.

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