(Patrick D. Rosso/Boston.com/2012)
With spring in full bloom residents are getting ready for the annual Boston Shines events set for this Saturday. In Mattapan there are a number of activities for those looking to get a little dirty helping their community shine.
The neighborhood group Mattapan United will be out sweeping up Mattapan Square Saturday. The group will be working in the square from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. More information on the event can be found here.
The local Pop Warner team, the Mattapan Patriots, have also organized a cleanup of their own for Saturday at Almont Park. Members of the team and local resident’s will be cleaning up at the park from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring sunscreen and water. Tools and trash bags will be provided.
Boston Shines, now in its 11th-year, is a city-wide spring cleaning that brings together residents, businesses, city officials, and community members to help beautify their neighborhoods. More information about city-wide activities and the history of the program can be found here.