Volunteers clear out trash from Claremont Park, try to reduce community crime

Rainy weather didn't stop Bronx residents from cleaning up Claremont Park Sunday.

News 12 Staff

Aug 16, 2020, 6:01 PM

Updated 1,377 days ago

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Rainy weather didn't stop Bronx residents from cleaning up Claremont Park Sunday.

About 100 volunteers from the organization ASEZ (Save the Earth from A to Z) showed up to pick up trash from one of the borough's most historic parks.

"We have dedicated a whole month, a park pride month, where we encourage the community to take pride in their parks and to come out and support local efforts with cleanups and beautifying projects," said one member of ASEZ.

The organization has done more than 40 cleanup initiatives in the Bronx.

Organizers say it is even more critical now as budget cuts are being seen everywhere.

Assembly member Latoya Joyner and City Council woman Vanessa Gibson were also at the park to help with the project.
ASEZ says the cleanup initiative is also part of its campaign called Reduce Crime Together. The group says it hopes that by making the neighborhood more beautiful, it will encourage less crime.


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