Volunteer for spring clean up and beautification of Detroit’s parks

Help commemorate Earth Day by cleaning up one of the many parks across the city of Detroit

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Detroit – The Detroit Parks Coalition (DPC) and Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) are encouraging everyone to help tackle several spring cleanup and beautification projects in parks across Detroit today, Saturday, April 24th.

Two of DPC’s partners are hosting earth day cleanup events.

Friends of Rouge Park, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the protection and enhancement of the natural features and habitats found in Detroit’s largest park, welcomes volunteers to help with a trailhead cleanup at Rouge Park. The trailhead cleanup will focus on the entrances to the Stone Bridge and Mountain Bike Trails and Prairie Pathway. Cleanup is from 10 a.m. till Noon.

People for Palmer Park, a nonprofit that works to further the preservation, revitalization and viability of Palmer park, a 296-acre urban park and forest in northwest Detroit, is hosting a morning cleanup of the park and then later invites families and children to explore Palmer Park’s magical Aziza Fairy Door Forest for a Treasure Hunt Cleanup. Participants can search for about 100 tiny doors, decorated the day before by children from the nearby Charlotte Mason Community School, and help clean the woods. Cleanup is from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. and the treasure hunt cleanup runs from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m.