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Scranton City Pride Cleanups and Plantings Return in June

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It’s time to dig out our gardening gloves and roll up our sleeves because spring is here, and that can mean only one thing in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It’s time for Scranton City Pride cleanups and plantings, June 5-12!

Due to COVID-19, the project was temporarily suspended in 2020. This year, we’re back. And we’re excited to gather our rakes and brooms, pruning shears and watering cans once again as we tackle litter, weeds and unsightly debris left behind from a long, harsh winter.

In 2021, we have a secret weapon in the fight against blight: our partners. Scranton Tomorrow is teaming up with NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania and The City of Scranton to host cleanups and plantings in the Downtown Scranton Business District and in neighborhoods in every section of the city for a full week of beautification projects. The event is held in conjunction with national NeighborWorks Week.


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Everyone can participate in Scranton City Pride. Non-profit organizations, civic groups, neighborhood associations, business and property owners, and individuals are encouraged to register. Organizations may choose a project in a park or neighborhood important to them. Business owners may volunteer to lead or join a cleanup on their block, and individuals can participate in a community project, or host their own clean-up at home. Tasks may include weeding, planting, pruning, painting, removing litter, raking and sweeping.


Join the Cause from Home

If group projects aren’t for you, why not support the effort from home by sprucing up your property? Even tasks that may seem small can have a big impact on your property’s appearance and enhance the quality of life for you and your neighbors.

Start with a visual inspection of the exterior of your home and consider the following:

  • Is it time to freshen the paint on your front door or replace a worn-out mailbox?
  • Is your porch light working? Should you upgrade lighting to include more efficient LED bulbs?
  • How about adding a spot of color with flower pots that are visible from the street?

These are just a few ideas Scranton Tomorrow’s Board Chairperson Michael Gilmartin shared in our blog. Click here for more ideas. Don’t forget, you can register your home project in Scranton City Pride, too.


Feeling inspired to pitch in?

Online registration is now open. Click here to sign up today!

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