Thursday, April 8, 2021

City-wide clean-up day is set

Wayne Main Street is partnering with members of the Rotary Club of Wayne and the Friends of the Rouge to conduct a city-wide cleanup of the roads and paths bordering the Rouge River.

The clean up event, Community and Rouge Rive Clean-Up Day, is planned for 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 24. 

Volunteers can do as much or as little as time and energy permit. Help is needed to pick up trash along the roads or trails or many other general clean-up tasks. The project is an effort to make the city more walkable and beautiful, a Wayne Main Street spokesman said.

Social distancing and masks will be required, except in family pods. Light refreshments for volunteers will be provided.

"We need your support.  By volunteering to help clean up Wayne, you can make a difference.  Volunteers are encouraged to wear old clothes, masks, and bring gloves. This is a great volunteer opportunity for individuals, families, businesses, and community service groups," the spokesman added in a prepared release.

Volunteers are also asked to bring  brooms, shovels, and other cleaning equipment. Trash bags will be provided.

Participants will meet at 9 a.m. April 24 at Goudy Park to begin the clean up efforts.