City of Manassas, VA . . . April brings spring flowers and a sense of renewal to the community. As Earth Day draws near, the City of Manassas is participating in several activities that will help clean up and renew the City.
The City of Manassas Police Department is taking part in the 3rd Annual Litter Enforcement Month from April 1-30 with support from the Alice Ferguson Foundation and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Police Chief’s Committee. The main goal of Litter Enforcement Month is to restore the integrity of our local watershed resources, raise awareness about litter’s negative impact on our neighborhoods and quality of life, and reduce crime.
Join the City of Manassas Police Department by hosting a cleanup event in your neighborhood and let us know about it. Neighborhood Services has several already scheduled for April. Residents can request Police participation at their community events by visiting www.manassascity.org/PoliceEventRequest<http://www.manassascity.org/PoliceEventRequest>. To learn more about Litter Enforcement Month or to view helpful tips on how to prevent graffiti and other litter relatedcrimes, visit www.manassascity.org/police<http://www.manassascity.org/police>.
Also in April, the City is celebrating Earth Day with the 6th Annual Spring Cleaning Day at the Harris Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day includes free Pedicab rides, live entertainment, children’s activities, a community yard sale, free document shredding and exhibitors from non-profit and civic organizations with recycling and environmental information. Visit www.visitmanassas.org<http://www.visitmanassas.org> for more information.
On April 19, the City of Manassas Utilities & the Manassas Beautification Committee will host an Arbor Day Celebration at 10 a.m. at Walter Delisle Park. Winners of the City’s Arbor Day Poster Contest will be announced and the City will be presented with the Tree City USA award for the 24th year.
On May 4, the City of Manassas Neighborhood Services will rally an estimated 600 youth and adult volunteers to transform the Weems Community in the “Big Day of Serving.” Teams of volunteers will enhance the community through environmental, recreational, and educational projects.
The Big Day of Serving is one day in one community and will make an impact that will last for years to come. Volunteers begin their day at 8a.m. with a kickoff rally to get motivated and get their energy flowing. Project sites include Weems Elementary, Byrd Park, and Stonewall Park. Projects include mulching, landscaping, picking up litter, cleaning creeks and ponds, removing graffiti, painting basketball courts, installing playground equipment, laying mosaic tile, andrepairing two baseball fields. A free lunch will be delivered to volunteers at their project sites. To round out the day, Neighborhood Services will celebrate everyone’s efforts with a Block Party, complete with food and live entertainment. To take part in this extraordinary experience, visit www.manassascity.org/givingback<http://www.manassascity.org/givingback>.