Denicha Goolsby, 13, and her cousin Tyler Jackson, 13, shovel mulch into a wheelbarrow while working on the Rahma Edible Forest Snack Garden. | File Photo

Earth Day Events

Several volunteer efforts have been planned throughout the South Side in honor of Earth Day.  Scheduled cleanups for Saturday, April 22 include:

WOSA Clean Up

Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Meet at Onondaga Commons, 484 W. Onondaga St.
Details: The West Onondaga Street Alliance will host. Participants will be divided into two groups. One will clean up West Onondaga Street, from the Marriott Syracuse Downtown hotel to the Leavenworth Circle Fountain. The other will distribute free LED lightbulb packs to residents on the West Side. Participants will receive a free event T-shirt (first 100 people) and a homemade lunch.
To register: Visit here

Spring Cleanup

Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Jubilee Homes Southwest Community Learning Farm, at the intersection of Midland and Bellevue avenues

Inner Harbor Cleanup

Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Meet at 352 W. Kirkpatrick St.
40 Below will be joined by Believe in Syracuse to cleanup the Syracuse Inner Harbor. Volunteers will help beautify the city in partnership with OCRRA .
More info.: Email

Help with new Community Garden

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: P.E.A.C.E., Inc. South Side Family Resource Center, 136 Dr. Martin Luther King West
Details: Help the family resource center spread mulch on raised garden beds for its new Peace Garden in partnership with Syracuse Inner City Rotary Club. The garden will grow vegetables and other plants for the community. Volunteers will also plant flowers around the center.
More info.: Email Charles Rivers at


TNT Community Cleanup

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22
Where: New Covenant Baptist Church, 107 E. Beard Ave.
Details: Cleanup is organized by the Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today Area 3 Beautification Taskforce headed by Patrona Jones-Rowser and Sue Woods. Group will clean up areas along South State Street, South Salina Street and Midland Avenue from Kennedy Street to Brighton Avenue. Volunteers can bring personal items such as gloves, rake, litter pickup tools and shovels.
More info.: Contact Sandi Patterson at (315) 464-0876 or email


Community Cleanup

Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Sankofa District South, along South Salina Street
Details: Meet at the Rahma Edible Forest Snack Garden, 3100 S. Salina St.; parking available on side streets or in the clinic parking lot. Volunteers will help to clean the garden space and will work along South Salina Street, West Newell Street and West Pleasant Avenue. There also will be mulch and compost work, so volunteer shovelers are appreciated.
More info.: Visit here or contact Frank Cetera at or (315) 308-1372.



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