For the past eleven years, over 5,000 volunteers have come together in the spring to participate in a citywide clean up event. Join us again and plant flowers, sweep, rake and pick up trash to make our communities more beautiful.
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!
Boston Shines is also an annual event across the city held for three consecutive weekends, beginning on April 25th & 26th - but you can always set up your own project! Spring, summer, and fall months are best. Projects are most often scheduled on Saturdays, but they can happen 365 days a year.
Registration for the 2015 Boston Shines clean-up is open for the following dates. Register as an individual, group, or organization to participate.
|April 24th & 25th||1|
|May 1st & 2nd||2|
|May 8th & 9th||3|
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;
Trees in need of pruning;
Or any other issues that the City should know about.
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!