'Street Sweep' Beautifies City of Scranton

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University students and alumni partnered with Scranton Tomorrow to beautify downtown Scranton on April 14th, cleaning out and planting flowers in planters throughout the city streets.  

This downtown clean-up and planting, sponsored by Student Government and the Office of Community Relations, is part of the the University's ongoing Downtown Engagement Initiative, which seeks to increase interaction between University students and the downtown area. Additional flower donations came from the City of Scranton's Nay Aug Park greenhouse.  

The event also signifies the kick-off of Scranton Tomorrow’s Main Street Scranton City Pride project, which is designed to help improve the quality of life and facilitate change and improvement in the downtown Scranton business district.

Scranton Tomorrow has been facilitating City Pride for over a decade and each year the effort grows and expands to include volunteers from local colleges and universities, business owners, property owners, non-profit agencies and community stakeholders.  This year’s City Pride has been expanded to include the University of Scranton’s downtown Scranton Street Sweep and Scranton Tomorrow’s Adopt-A-Planter initiative to help support downtown plantings.  

The University's semi-annual "street sweep" also included picking up garbage in the Hill Section and volunteering at the Nay Aug Park greenhouse. Read more about the street sweep event in the Scranton Times Tribune