From the City of Aberdeen:
The City of Aberdeen, MD will present its “Keep Aberdeen Beautiful” Campaign on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Annual Harford County Earth Day Celebration in Festival Park, Aberdeen, MD.
In announcing the initiative, Aberdeen Mayor Patrick McGrady said “Aberdeen is a great City with a bright future. The Keep Aberdeen Beautiful campaign is our attempt to bring all the different areas of the City together to make Aberdeen a better place to live, work, and play.”
The purpose of the program is to unite Aberdeen residents in the spirit of community to reduce littering, and pollution. The program encourages residents to take pride in their neighborhoods and the larger community by restoring outdoor areas. The removal of trash is not the only focus of campaign. Volunteers will also beautify and restore the local environment by way of graffiti removal, planting, invasive plant removal and park maintenance.
At the Earth Day Celebration, elements of the campaign will be introduced to the public. The campaign strategy includes dividing the town into four (4) quadrants and appointing captains for each quadrant. The quadrant captain will manage volunteers in that respective area of town and will report to the Special Assistant to the Mayor. There are several designated community clean-up days which are the first Saturday in the months of April, June, September and November of each year. New trash receptacles will be strategically placed throughout Aberdeen in the identified areas of high pedestrian traffic where litter tends to accumulate.
Materials such as heavy duty trash bags, vests, and rakes will be provided to volunteers to facilitate the clean-up efforts. On Saturday April 16, 2016 in anticipation of the campaign launch, Aberdeen residents gathered at North Deen Park and on Rogers Street to beautify those areas. Over fifty bags of trash were collected as well as bulk trash items. For more information about the campaign, call: Tandra Ridgley at (443) 360-5189 or Aberdeen Mayor Patrick McGrady at 410.357.1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.