Mayor Walsh And Adopt-A-Block Team to Kick Off Spring with Litter Pickup


Walsh invites the community to help clear streets citywide after winter

Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh will kick off the first day of spring, Saturday, Mar. 20, by picking up litter with the Office of the Mayor Adopt-a-Block team at Delaware Primary (900 S. Geddes St.) starting at 9:30 a.m. The cleanup is the first in a series of dates throughout the year that Mayor Walsh and fellow employees will meet in city neighborhoods to beautify areas throughout Syracuse. Groups and individuals citywide are invited to join in by conducting cleanups in neighborhoods in which they live or areas of the city that need help.

“It’s been a long winter, so spring is a welcome relief. As always this time of year, there is a lot of trash and litter around our streets and neighborhoods,” said Mayor Walsh. “Doing a litter pickup is one way we can safely get out and enjoy the start of spring. I’m looking forward to getting outside with friends Saturday, and I hope people citywide will join in helping cleanup in their neighborhoods.”

Mayor Walsh started the Clean-up ‘CUSE Adopt-a-Block program in 2018. As of the end of 2020, over 120 Adopt-a-Block teams committed to maintaining their adopted blocks. Teams consisted of a range of participants from nonprofit organizations to businesses to community groups.

Individuals looking to coordinate their own cleanup but have yet to recruit a team or adopt a block can register using the electronic form. A map of the streets that can be adopted is available online. Questions about the Adopt-a-Block program can be directed to Maria Maldonado-Lewis at mlewis@syrgov.net. For more news and updates, participants can join the City of Syracuse Adopt-a-Block Facebook group.