WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO...
Keep Hyde Park Beautiful regularly hosts or participates in cleanup events throughout the community. Events include our annual Fowl Meadow Cleanup, Halloween-themed Costume Cleanup, the Neponset River cleanup, Love Your Block, and frequent Flash Mob cleanups. (Flash Mob cleanups are quick, spontaneous events - no registration necessary.)
For two years in a row, KHPB volunteers collected 10,000 empty nip bottles that had been littered on the streets of our community. Kelly's Liquor Mart sponsored our efforts by donating 5 cents for every nip bottle we picked up; that's money that goes back into keeping Hyde Park clean, green and beautiful.
Weeding and PLANTING
Keep Hyde Park Beautiful planted daffodils around the municipal parking lot in Cleary Square, and in Factory Hill park. We also planted flowers at the Fairmount Ave. and Readville firehouses for National Firefighter's Day, the EMS station, the Readville Post Office, and in the Hyde Park Main Streets planters located throughout the business district. Volunteers have also weeded neglected pocket parks and planting beds in public locations. We recently planted a pollinator-friendly garden in the pocket park next to Blue River Convenience Store on River Street.
In 2020, Keep Hyde Park Beautiful partnered with Speak for the Trees Boston on their #NewDecadeNewTrees campaign to grow and improve Boston's urban tree canopy by providing free or "pay what you want" trees for residents to plant in their yards. Over the course of two weekends, volunteers distributed 71 Yoshino Cherry, Eastern Redbud, and Northern Red Oak trees to dozens of grateful Hyde Park residents.
This year we partnered with the Blue Hills Climate Coalition and Wakefield Estate to offer free trees to Hyde Park residents. We also gave out tree seedlings donated by Speak for the Trees Boston, as part of their Arbor Week celebration.
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