Senator Kennedy, Councilman Scanlon to Hold South Park Avenue Spring Clean Up Saturday, May 10

 
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Senator Kennedy, Councilman Scanlon to Hold South Park Avenue Spring Clean Up Saturday, May 10

Additional volunteers are needed for clean-up event May 10 to help beautify the neighborhood and get the trees lining South Park Avenue ready for summer.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy is planning the South Park Avenue Spring Clean Up for Saturday, May 10 with Councilman Chris Scanlon. The clean-up will start at 10 a.m. and run until about 5 p.m., and Kennedy and Scanlon are encouraging the community to come out and help get the neighborhood ready for summer.

There are over 300 trees that line South Park Avenue, and winter left behind debris in many areas along the street. Volunteers will be asked to spruce up the trees and the tree-beds, and remove any trash or litter.

Senator Kennedy is partnering with Councilman Scanlon, Buffalo Niagara 360, South Buffalo CREW, BASICS, Bishop Timon St. Jude High School, South Buffalo Alive, Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, Old First Ward Community Association, University Heights Tool Library and Re-Tree WNY to organize this clean-up event on May 10. Volunteers should meet at Senator Kennedy’s office at 2239 South Park Avenue at 10 a.m., or call his office for more information at 716-826-2683.

“South Park Avenue is a critically important corridor for our South Buffalo community, and we need to keep doing all we can to strengthen the neighborhood,” said Senator Tim Kennedy. “Behind every strong, vibrant neighborhood, you’ll always find an engaged and cooperative community effort. That’s been the case here on South Park Avenue, and we hope that continues this Saturday. With over 300 trees to spruce up and an entire neighborhood to clean up, we can use all the help we can get. Cleaning up South Park Avenue is a key component of our efforts to revitalize South Park Avenue.”

“Beautification projects like this are vital to the growth of South Park Avenue, as well as South Buffalo’s other commercial strips,” said Councilman Chris Scanlon. “They not only improve the quality of life for residents, but also attract new businesses and in turn welcome new customers to our area.”

Additional individual volunteers and organizations are still needed to help get the job done on May 10. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Senator Kennedy’s office at 716-826-2683.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring along their own gardening supplies, if they own them, to ensure there are enough tools and supplies available for all volunteers. There will be tools available on site, but more are needed.

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Senator Timothy M. Kennedy represents the New York State Senate’s 63rd District, which is comprised of the town of Cheektowaga, the city of Lackawanna and nearly all of the city of Buffalo. More information is available at http://kennedy.nysenate.gov.