Department of the Environment participates in Day to Serve month events

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT PARTICIPATES IN DAY TO SERVE MONTH EVENTS

Three cleanups scheduled in South Baltimore

BALTIMORE (September 10, 2019) – Maryland Department of the Environment workers will be participating in three cleanup events in Baltimore City as part of the Hogan administration’s Day to Serve month, which takes place Sept. 11 through October 10.

Each of the cleanup events – which will be held in Carroll Park, Pigtown and Masonville Cove near Environment’s Montgomery Park offices in southwest Baltimore – support the agency’s new awareness campaign preventing litter and increasing recycling.

“Cleaner streets, parks and waterways in our hometown of Baltimore help keep Maryland beautiful,” Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles said.

The cleanup of the Carroll Park community garden and surrounding area – in collaboration with the nonprofit group Friends of Carroll Park – will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. The area to be cleaned up is located on the west side of the park near Monroe Street.

On Sept. 18 from 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m., Environment will partner with the Pigtown Main Street organization to clean trash and recyclables in preparation for the 18th annual Pigtown Festival on Sept. 21. Volunteers also will be passing out recycling information to Pigtown residents.

The last event will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, located at 1000 Frankfurst Ave. This project will include a shoreline and property cleanup along the Patapsco River at Masonville Cove. Masonville Cove was designated as the first urban wildlife refuge in the United States by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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