City of Rochester News Release - Mayor Evans Announces 2023 Clean Sweep Date

City of Rochester

News Release

Mayor Evans Announces 2023 Clean Sweep Date 
Issues Call for Volunteers

 (Wednesday, March 29, 2023) – Mayor Malik D. Evans joined by Naomi Silver, President and CEO of the Rochester Red Wings, members of Rochester City Council and neighborhood leaders today announced that Rochester’s Clean Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, April 29. The Mayor encouraged the entire community to register to volunteer for the City’s annual spring cleanup and neighborhood beautification initiative. 

“Clean Sweep is such a one-of-a-kind event,” said Mayor Evans. “At a time when we need it most, Clean Sweep fosters pride in our city and invites everyone to come together to pitch in to help our favorite places shine and brighten every corner of our city. It’s a great way to spend time together with friends, co-workers, or neighbors to give our city a spring cleaning and enjoy an afternoon baseball game. Clean Sweep has become a time-worn and beloved Rochester tradition and I am always amazed at the community’s generous and giving spirit.”

Residents, community groups, sports teams, businesses, churches and youth groups are encouraged to form teams and individuals are welcome too. Clean Sweep begins at 8 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Innovative Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way.

Once volunteers arrive, they find their group or join a project on the spot, get a Clean Sweep t-shirt and a light breakfast before boarding buses headed to their project spots, where gloves, tools, and bags await them. While volunteers are busy, City crews remove graffiti, clean City properties, repair sidewalks, fill potholes and plant flowers. Once projects are completed, the buses bring volunteers back to Innovative Field to enjoy a free Red Wings game and lunch. 

Groups and individuals are encouraged to register in advance by calling 311 or (585) 428-5990 (outside city limits) or online at Walk-up volunteers are always welcome. Clean Sweep volunteers should wear appropriate clothing, including hard-soled shoes and long pants. Gloves and tools are provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own if possible.


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