October 17, 2013
Mayor Parker Leads Cleanup Project in Denver Harbor
Mayor Annise Parker and the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) will sponsor a cleanup project in Denver Harbor, Saturday, October 19, 2013, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The project, de-littering and graffiti removal, will cover the 6900 to 7100 blocks of Palestine Street and the 1100 to 1400 blocks of Harris Street, both 77020.
Mayor Parker will welcome civic leaders, volunteers and neighborhood residents at 11 a.m. She will help with the projects, which begin at 11:10 a.m., and will also visit with residents about neighborhood concerns from 11 a.m. to noon.
Assisting with the cleanup will be volunteers with the Denver Harbor Civic Club, Compassionate Houston and Loving Houston. Keep Houston Beautiful will provide supplies and equipment. Project supporters include Greater East End Management District and corporate partner Tejas Tubular Products, Inc.
In conjunction with the project, DON Inspections & Public Service (IPS) workers will clean and secure the abandoned property at 7119 Palestine 77020. Public Works and Engineering (PWE) will remove heavy trash and debris illegally dumped along the 1400 to 1500 blocks of Harris Street. Work by city crews will start at 10 a.m. and continue until completed.
The project is part of DON's Clean Neighborhoods Campaign, sponsored in collaboration with BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions (BARC), Houston Police Department (HPD), PWE and Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD).
For information about DON visit www.houstontx.gov/neighborhoods or call 832.394.0600. For information about the participating departments visit BARC at www.houstontx.gov/barc; HPD at www.houstonpolice.org; PWE at www.publicworks.houstontx.gov and SWMD at www.houstonsolidwaste.org.