Green Up Cleveland Announces Stockyards as Flagship Neighborhood
for Inaugural Cleanup Day
Community Development Office Partners with Green Up Cleveland to Engage, Inform
and Activate Volunteers in an Effort to Improve Community’s Environment
February 5, 2015 – Green Up Cleveland, which seeks to bring people together and rally around a single day of community cleanup each year, announced today the flagship neighborhood for 2015: Cleveland’s Stockyards neighborhood.
Named after the Cleveland Union livestock yards located there in the early 20th century, the close-to-downtown Stockyards neighborhood is home to one of the most active West Side communities. Stockyards boasts convenient access to the interstate system and an array of affordable rehabbed homes, new developments, and early 20th century homes. The neighborhood is part of the area governed by the nonprofit Stockyard, Clark-Fulton & Brooklyn Centre development corporation (SCFBC).
The Green Up Cleveland inaugural event occurs May 2, 2015 and will involve a large, orchestrated group of volunteers dedicated to trash pick-up, the generous support of Court Community Service and their supervised work crews, as well as local community leadership via the SCFBC Community Development Corporation. Sasha Ottoson-Deal, Community Planning Manager for SCFBC said, “The residents of the Stockyards neighborhood are engaged and dedicated to keeping up their community. We are proud to support their work and to partner with Green Up Cleveland.”
The event also has the support of City Council Representative Brian Cummins (Ward 14). “The Stockyard neighborhood has a strong tradition of active citizen involvement and I’m proud to support residents’ efforts to keep our community clean.”
All bags, gloves and supplies will be provided for the event and all participating members will receive refreshments and other considerations for their hard work.
“We are really excited to announce this flagship partnership with SCFBC. The neighborhood has a proud history and an admirable dedication to good stewardship. We can’t wait to roll up our sleeves and get to work with them,” said Sharon Holbrook, president of Green Up Cleveland.
Green Up Cleveland received numerous applications from Cleveland neighborhoods wishing to be the city’s flagship neighborhood for the May 2nd event. “Cleaning up our city is all-hands-on-deck kind of work, and we invite and encourage both citizens and organizations to pitch in citywide. We expect this event to grow larger each year, and we are excited that Stockyards will lead the way in showing what citizen action can do,” Holbrook added.
For more information and to learn how you can take part, please visit greenupcleveland.org, follow @GreenUpCLE on Twitter and like http://www.facebook.com/GreenUpCLE, or email the organization directly at GreenUpCleveland@gmail.com.