Boston Shines

Boston Shines Project Group (440)

Every year, volunteers have come together in the spring to participate in a citywide clean up event. Make our communities more beautifu by helping us plant flowers, sweep, rake and pick up trash.


WHAT IS A BOSTON SHINES PROJECT?

 

A Boston Shines project is a team effort that makes your neighborhood cleaner and more beautiful!

  • Where: your local park, school yard, street, sidewalk, or any other public (City) property

  • What: clearing brush, laying down mulch (but no painting!)

  • Who: neighbors, business volunteers, public organizations, public agencies; anyone!

 

HOW DO I GET STARTED?


Each spring, we organize citywide Boston Shines projects for three consecutive weekends. Registration opens about two months before the clean up dates. Register as an individual, group, or organization to participate.

2016 Neighborhood Clean-Up Schedule

 

DateRegionNeighborhood
April 22nd & 23rd1
Jamaica Plain
Hyde Park
Roslindale
Roxbury
West Roxbury
Fenway
Mission Hill
Mattapan
April 29th & 30th2
Bay Village
Downtown
Chinatown
Beacon Hill
Back Bay
South End
South Boston
May 6th & 7th3
Allston
Brighton
Dorchester
West End
Charlestown
East Boston
North End

 

You can always set up your own project too. Spring, summer, and fall months are best. Projects are most often scheduled on Saturdays, but they can happen 365 days a year.


TO KEEP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD SHINING:
THE CLEANUP AND BEYOND


Boston Shines Group Celebrating (440)

At the end of your project:

The City of Boston will pick up the trash and supplies when the cleanup is over.

Contact the Mayor’s Hotline to notify the City of any issues, including:

  • Potholes, Graffiti, Litter;

  • Damaged signs;

  • Trees in need of pruning;

Or any other issues that the City should know about.

Make a Service Request 

All year round:

Remember that you can always let the City know how your neighborhood could be even better. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, feel free to get in touch via 311!

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