Students, volunteers work to keep South Side beautiful, litter free
Duquesne University students joined in with South Side Community Council volunteers for a clean-up in South Side over the weekend. In addition, volunteers from the South Side Chamber of Commerce, South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association and Carnegie Mellon University also pitched in to clean up in the neighborhood.
On Saturday, April 8, cleanup teams were all over South Side on a day blessed with sunshine and blue skies.
The South Side Chamber of Commerce Clean Team spruced up the East Carson Street business district, adjacent parks and some side streets.
The South Side Community Council partnered with Duquesne University staff and students and local residents to give the residential flats a good spring cleaning.
The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association partnered with Carnegie Mellon University staff and students and local residents to clean up some areas of the South Side Park and the public stairs on the Slopes. South Side was incredibly improved for all of the work that was done by these volunteers on this day. The City Department of Public Works removed the bags of litter which were collected.
With these cleanups, volunteers joined Pennsylvanians across the state and Americans across the nation in the 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA, which is from March 21 to May 31 and sponsored by and part of Keep America Beautiful.
Candice A. Gonzalez
Chamber of Commerce