Love Your Block - South End Neighborhood Cleanup

The Annual Fall Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, November 18th 9am-12pm.

Help the South End shine through the neighborhood clean-up. Many South End/Bay Village neighbors and civic organizations participate in this yearly tradition to spruce up our neighborhoods. We look forward to working with anyone who's interested in taking part this year. Dept. of Public Works will help with street sweeping especially for the leaves, providing tools (brooms, rakes, trash bags, etc.) and trash removal post-clean up.

The Blackstone Franklin Square Neighborhood Association has organized tool pickup with the city. If you would like to volunteer on November 18th, please email Toni Crothall, BFSNA President and let her know.


In 2015, the City of Boston kicked off the Love Your Block mini-grant program thanks to Cities of Service. Love Your Block is now a permanent Boston program, including: mini-grants, neighborhood cleanups (formerly Boston Shines), and (eventually) community tool sheds. As always, the Office of Civic Engagement continues to urge Bostonians to revitalize their neighborhoods, one block at a time. The City of Boston's neighborhood beautification volunteer opportunities unite neighbors and communities through physical service, university engagement, and youth development. Neighborhood cleanups are not only for the Spring and Fall! Get your friends, family, coworkers, or organization together to volunteer. You can now work with the City of Boston to plan cleanups all year long. It's fine if you don't have a specific project already in mind! The City will help determine the best project for your group. Request a neighborhood cleanup here.