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Neighbors prepare to clean up Westside, Heartside

The snow melt has revealed plenty of litter left scattered on our sidewalks and streets. Join together with fellow eco conscious neighbors to clean our streets.

/Courtesy of Westside Community Cleanup

Underwriting support from:


  • Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.
  • GRAM
  • Catalyst Partners
  • Rockford Construction
  • Experience Grand Rapids
  • Chuck Gallagher Group
  • West Grand Nieghborhood Organization
  • American Rivers
  • Waste Management
  • Jay-Co
  • Hudsonville Contracters, LLC
  • Alliance Beverage Distributing 


/Courtesy of Westside Community Cleanup

On Saturday, April 26, residents are encouraged to get out and help clean up the sidewalks and streets. This year two locations are available to choose from.


Volunteers for the Westside Community Cleanup will organize at St. Mary's Catholic Church located at 423 First St. NW at 8:30 a.m. for instructions and sign in. 

The clean-up will take place from 9 a.m. until noon with a recognition lunch, swag and beer donated by Harmony Brewing Company (must be 21 and over for beer). The lunch will be at the Riverhouse promanade located around the corner from St. Mary's. Lunch will last from 12-1:30 p.m.

RSVP here for the Westside Community Cleanup.


Volunteers for the Heartside Pride Cleansweep will organize at Heartside Park at 9 a.m. At 9:30 orientation will begin. Aquinas students will be on hand to help organize neighbors into work groups that will focus primarily on cleaning tree leaves, garbage and debris left on the street. Free t-shirts will be handed out to volunteers and a lunch will be provided. 

RSVP here for the Heartside Pride Cleansweep.

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