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Love Your Block 2023

Mayor Michelle Wu invites you to Boston's annual Love Your Block Cleanups!

Join us for a morning of beautification in every neighborhood of Boston as we clean up our streets, sidewalks, parks, and open spaces. Get involved by hosting a cleanup in your neighborhood or signing up to volunteer!


Contact: Civic Organizing
Friday, April 21
  • Downtown BID
  • Four Corners Main Street (Dorchester)
Friday, April 21
  • Downtown Crossing
  • Four Corners (Dorchester)
Saturday, April 22
  • Allston-Brighton
  • Charlestown
  • Chinatown
  • Dorchester
  • Downtown
  • Fenway
  • Kenmore
  • Fields Corner
  • Leather District
  • Mattapan
  • Mid-Dorchester
  • Mission Hill
  • Roslindale 
  • Roxbury
  • West Roxbury
Saturday, April 29
  • Back Bay
  • Bay Village
  • Beacon Hill 
  • East Boston
  • Hyde Park
  • Jamaica Plain
  • North End 
  • South End 
  • South Boston 
  • St. Botolph 
  • West End 
  • Wharf District 
  1. Identify a location:
    • parks
    • streets and sidewalks
    • vacant lots, or
    • other City-owned property.
  2. Choose a project:
    • trash cleanup
    • sidewalk and street cleanup
    • park revitalization, or
    • flower planting and mulching 
  3. Plan with a team:
    • Talk to your neighbors and recruit interested residents to help plan your cleanup. Consider hosting a neighborhood meeting to discuss details and divide up responsibilities.
    • Have a designated group leader to be the point of contact for Civic Organizing.
  4. Request tools and support: 
    • Use our form to submit your site request and request to borrow tools by April 5, 2023, at 5 p.m.. 
    • The Office of Civic Organizing has the following tools available for neighborhood cleanups: gloves, trash pickers, brooms, rakes, big shovels, hand trowels, dust pans, sharps disposal containers, bags, and more.
    • Based on your location, identify a spot for trash pickup:
      • For streets and sidewalks: trash should be left curbside at an intersection identified in your sign-up form.
      • For Boston Parks: trash should be next to park trash receptacles in a visible location from the road.
      • For private property: use private dumpsters or normal private trash disposal for the location.
  5. Spread the word:
    • Create a flyer that can be emailed, shared on social media, and printed out to be dropped on doorsteps.
    • Recruit volunteers:
      • Share the flyer with your network and invite neighbors to come join the cleanup.
      • Invite local neighborhood associations and civic groups to come and to share the invitation with their members.
    • If any volunteers sign up for your site using our general interest sign up form, we will send you their details ahead of time. 
  6. Day of logistics:
    • Arrive early to the cleanup and meet OCO team to coordinate drop-off.
    • Consider offering coffee, water, or refreshments for the volunteers and having a sign-up form so that you can follow up with them later.
    • Assign groups of 2-3 people to focus on different areas or different tasks.
    • Be sure to count the tools before and after the cleanup to ensure that no items are lost or left behind.


Looking to get involved with a cleanup that's being organized in your neighborhood? Sign up as a volunteer and we will connect you with a Love Your Block site in your neighborhood once all locations have been finalized. 


Community Partners

  • Allston Village Main Streets
  • Andrew Square Civic Association
  • Ashmont Hill Association
  • AXL Studios
  • Bay Village Neighborhood Association
  • Beacon Hill Civic Association
  • Bellevue Hill Neighborhood Improvement Assoc.
  • BOLD Teens and Friends of Dr. Loesch Park
  • Boston Property Advisors
  • Boston University Students for Reproductive Freedom
  • Bowdoin Street Health Center
  • Bower- Greystar
  • Bridge Boston Charter School
  • Brighton Main Street
  • Bubbakoos Burritos
  • Cedar Street Neighbors United
  • Charlestown Youth Sports Collaborative
  • Chinatown Main Street
  • The Buddhist Association Of Massachusetts VietNam Temple & Casserly House
  • City of Boston BAT ERG
  • Codman Square Neighborhood Council
  • Crite Park
  • Dell Rock Neighborhood Association
  • Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
  • East Boston Run Club
  • Eight Streets Neighborhood Association
  • Fields Corner Main Streets
  • Fort Point Neighborhood Association
  • Four Corners Main Streets
  • Friends of Blackstone Franklin Square
  • Friends of Chandler Pond
  • Friends of Childe Hassam Park
  • Friends of Hayes Park
  • Friends of Martin's Park
  • Friends of McKinney Park
  • Greater Ashmont Main Street
  • Harbor View Neighborhood Association
  • Hobart Park Neighborhood Association
  • IBA Boston
  • Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council
  • James F Condon School
  • Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association
  • Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp.
  • Lower South Street Neighborhood Association
  • Massport
  • Mattapan Teen Center
  • Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services
  • Mt. Hope Canterbury Neighborhood Association
  • Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB)
  • New Academy Estates
  • North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Counciland Friends of DeFilippo
  • NOAH
  • Pilot Block Neighborhood Association
  • Power House Ministry Inc.
  • Robert A. Georgine (Charlestown Elderly)
  • Robert G. Lawson Park Friends
  • Roslindale Village Main Street
  • Saint Botolph Neighborhood association
  • Saint Marks Area Civic Association
  • Sigma Kappa - BU, MIT, Northeastern
  • South Street Youth Center
  • SPARK and Boston Alumnae Chapter of DST
  • Spark Boston / UP Academy Holland
  • Suffolk University
  • The Guild
  • Tommy's Rock Neighborhood Association
  • United Neighbors of Lower Roxbury Community Garden 
  • Upham's Corner Main Street
  • We Grow Microgreens
  • West Broadway Neighborhood Association
  • West End Civic Association
  • Woodrow Ave Neighborhood Association

Join us for Love Your Block! Civic Organizing will accept requests from community partners until Wednesday, April 5, at 5 p.m.

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