For many of us the words spring cleaning implies a day or days of drudgery in our homes, cleaning and organizing while the nice weather beckons us to come out and play.
For Trash Free Maryland, spring cleaning means come out and play! Go for a walk or run, take your pup to the park or the kids to the playground. While you’re out, pick up trash – just one piece will do, but the more the merrier. If you and your neighbors pick up just one piece per day, you can help clean your neighborhood and keep it that way by setting an example and making it less friendly to litter: we know that trash attracts more trash!
Step 1 – Pledge your participation.
Step 2 – Share your efforts using #30daysofpickinguplitter (following Baltimore litter leader, Eli Pousson’s example!) and tagging @TrashFreeMD to inspire even more participation from your friends and neighbors.
Step 3 – Repeat step 2 each day, or as much as you can. Every litter bit counts!
Not enough of a challenge? Bring some neighbors together during the first week of the month to pick some litter and enjoy the weather and catching up. You could also categorize and count your collection, take pictures of the piles, and share your tally with us. Did you know, data like this helps us advocate for long-term solutions like policy change?
Pick up trash with your friend and neighbors, or join one of these events. If you have a group or event to add, please email firstname.lastname@example.org:
All month – Alice Ferguson Foundation 31st Annual Potomac River Clean Up
Tuesday, April 2, 9 a.m. Clean Beach OC Litter Pick Up. Beach at 54th Street, Ocean City
Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 2720 Gwynnmore Avenue, Baltimore
Thursday, April 11, 3:30 p.m. Litter Pick Up. Wet City, 223 W. Chase Street, Baltimore
Saturday, April 13th, 9 a.m. to Noon, Gaithersburg Green-Up, Malcolm King Park, end of West Side Drive, Gaithersburg
Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to Noon, 31st Annual Potomac River Clean Up. Locations along the Potomac River.
Saturday, April 20, 8 a.m. to Noon, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church/Gwynns Falls. 2812 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore.
Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. to Noon, Anacostia Watershed Society Earth Day Cleanup, Various Locations
Sunday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Trash Derby, Carroll Skate Park
Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to Noon, Church of the Guardian Angel/Jones Falls. 2631 Huntingdon Avenue, Baltimore