Gwynns Falls Trail Spring Clean Up (MD)

Baltimore, MD, April 26, 2003 – Community residents from west Baltimore and volunteers from Hope World Wide Church will clear debris and remove trash from the Gwynns Falls and the adjacent Gwynns Falls Trail, Saturday, April 26, 2003 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The goal is to raise awareness of and make improvements to the health and beauty of the urban watersheds and streams that connect to the Chesapeake Bay. The clean up will take place in Lower Gwynns Falls Park, where the soon to be completed second phase of the Gwynns Falls Trail runs along the stream. This section of the Trail will connect Leon Day Park and Carroll Park making the Trail a total of eight miles. The official opening of this phase of the planned 14-mile Trail will be announced in the coming weeks.

Residents in the area overlook the park and stream and are excited to participate in the clean up.

Lower Gwynns Falls Park is located between Fredrick and Wilkens Avenue, directly across from the South Western District Police station on Font Hill Avenue, which can be accessed directly from Hurley Avenue off of Fredrick or Wilkens avenues.

The clean up is a partnership of the Trust for Public Land, Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, The Academy of Success, and Hope World Wide Church. The Trust for Public Land is a national nonprofit land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and natural areas, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

The Trust for Public Land has preserved over 1.5 million acres nationwide and has many land conservation projects in the tri-state area.