Spring Clean events tomorrow in Pioneer Square and Lake Union

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I had a great time participating in last year’s Spring Clean of Pioneer Square and I’ll be there again tomorrow. There’s opportunities for participation. Just check the information provided below by Seattle Public Utilities.

Spring Clean—held each year in April and May—is Seattle’s premier clean up event. Spring Clean provides opportunities for citizens to clean up Seattle’s public open spaces of their choice with city support, including planning assistance, gloves, safety vests, disposal bags, transfer station passes, and waste disposal. Typical volunteer projects include litter pick ups, invasive plant removal, storm drain stenciling, graffiti removal, and general area beautification.

Sign Up

Complete the signup form (doc) and e-mail to Gretchen Muller at gretchen.muller@seattle.gov, or mail to the address below:

Seattle Public Utilities
Attention: Gretchen Muller
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4900
PO Box 34018
Seattle, WA 98124-4018

For more information about Spring Clean, please contact the Spring Clean hotline at (206) 233-7187.

Planned Spring Clean Events

Don’t want to organize your own project? Join a planned Spring Clean event:

  • 3rd Annual Pioneer Square Spring Clean
    Sponsored by the Alliance for Pioneer Square 
    When: Saturday, April 16, 9:00 am – Noon
    Where: Check in at Occidental Park

    • Weed, plant and mulch 1st Avenue medians and parks
    • Pick up litter throughout the neighborhood
    • Graffiti removal throughout the neighborhood
    • Other beautification projects 

    Contact: liz@pioneersquare.org or call 206-667-0687. Individuals and groups welcome.


  • Lake Union & Portage Bay Sweep
    When: Saturday, May 14, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Where: Lake Union Park
    Activities: Over 200 volunteers in kayaks, row boats and motorized craft remove 2-3 tons of trash annually from Lake Union and Portage Bay. Volunteers are treated to a picnic lunch provided by event sponsors and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.
    Contact: Katelyn Kinn at katelyn@pugetsoundkeeper.org or call 206-297-7002.