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Added Mar 17 2014

I'm looking for neighbors who want to organize spring block trash clean ups in Albany park . I'm in the 4900 block of Albany everywhere and it looks really gross . I'm willing to help on your block if you help on ours .

  • Keith A Albany Park Resident and Gardening Aficionado

    Great idea! Albany Park Neighbors organized two neighborhood cleanups last year and it sounds like they are planning one again for this spring. Last spring they had both neighbors and local students involved. Maybe we can mobilize a very large group to neaten up the hood?

  • Patrick J. Grueber I live near River Park and I want to be more co...

    I'm in . What should the next steps be ? Thank you !

  • Erin Sorenson Just looking to make the world a better place.

    I'm in! Thanks for taking the lead! Live on the same block, hope to meet you soon!

  • AlbanyParkMom 14-year resident

    Hey! Albany Park Neighbors is totally organizing a clean-up this April. If you want to get the jump on your block now, join us in April anyway!

    We're trying to discern which date is best for most folks in the 'hood to tackle blocks around their own homes: April 12, April 19, or April 26. Any thoughts?

  • AlbanyParkMom 14-year resident

    Oh, we can connect you with printable flyers to pass out to homes on your block, and some flyers to post in your meet-up spot so it's easy to coordinate volunteers on your street. Email us at or message us on Facebook.

  • Patrick J. Grueber I live near River Park and I want to be more co...

    April 22 is Earth Day . Just sayin ...

  • AlbanyParkMom 14-year resident

    But it's a Tuesday!

  • Patrick J. Grueber I live near River Park and I want to be more co...

    oh ... ok ;/ I am game for any of those dates . One question : are the flyers in Spanish as well ?

  • AlbanyParkMom 14-year resident

    Si, por supuesto!

    APN's going to post a poll about neighborhood availability later today. April 19 is the 33rd ward's "official" clean & green date, but it's the Saturday before Easter Sunday, and a lot of folks travel. So maybe the 12th or 26th works better. I'm not sure how many of us can wait for the 26th.

  • Patrick J. Grueber I live near River Park and I want to be more co...

    I like the idea of April 12th

  • Kevin Albany Park since 2003, transit geek, cyclist.

    I'm in, too. I live on Lawrence, between Troy & Albany. Thanks for your post!

  • AlbanyParkMom 14-year resident

    Cool! I'll add an event on Facebook later this evening and post a thing on our website giving all the info.

  • Patrick J. Grueber I live near River Park and I want to be more co...

    Thanks ! I'm looking forward to the details . Please let me know how I can help further .

  • AlbanyParkMom 14-year resident

    Here you go, team. If you haven't already, please comment on this FB thread to claim your block(s). We're plotting them on a map to keep track. If you could also shoot an email to with your preferred contact info, that would rock:

  • Edward Albany Park

    On Bernard St. from Lawrence to the river we do a clean up. Then we have a bbq for all the participants from the clean up where everyone brings something.

  • @Edward, any idea when the cleanup will be this year?

  • AlbanyParkMichael Home owner, parent, & Nelson Algren fan.

    Any day is good for me and the family. Really, everyday is clean up day, when I walk the dogs, I pick up as much garbage as I can. But a group effort is even better. We are on Whipple between Ainslie and Argyle.

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