Shine up JP this Weekend

Update: April 25th: The Boston Shines event has been rescheduled until May 17 due to rain forecasted this weekend. 

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It’s finally feeling like spring out there, and as many of us begin to clean up our homes and yards, the city is spearheading its own special spring cleanup in Jamaica Plain this weekend.

On April 26th and 27th, the city of Boston is looking for volunteers to clear brush, plant flowers, and lay down mulch in your local parks, schools, streets, and sidewalks.

Called “Boston Shines,” the annual event looks to connect residents looking to bring a little spring cleaning to the neighborhood. In the last 11 years, the city has tracked more than 5,000 volunteers have worked together to improve the city’s neighborhoods.

“One of the best parts of Boston Shines is watching all of Boston residents work together across the City to improve the quality of life here,” said Mayor Walsh. “This is civic engagement and volunteerism in its finest form: true demonstrations of solidarity in the City of Boston.”

You can register as an volunteer in three ways: As an individual, as part of a group, or as an organization to participate.

As a related reminder, there will also be a spring leaf collection day on April 28th.

Which JP parks in your opinion are most in need of a cleanup? Is it Jamaica Pond? Franklin Park? Olmstead Park? What are the problem areas in the neighborhood that could use a little spring cleaning? Share your thoughts in the comments.