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Keep Springfield Beautiful hosting city-wide cleanup on April 30

skyline of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts
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Volunteers will fan out in various neighborhoods of Springfield on April 30th, 2022 to pick up litter and debris from public spaces and city-owned vacant lots.

It has been two years since the volunteer litter pickup was last held

A city-wide cleanup of litter from public spaces will take place in Springfield, Massachusetts on Saturday April 30th.

The volunteer event is returning after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Neighborhood councils, civic associations and community groups are being invited to participate.

The Keep Springfield Beautiful organization will provide trash bags, gloves, masks, and trash pickers to the volunteers.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Keep Springfield Beautiful President Melvin Edwards.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.