This is one our most active community council committees. This committee plays an essential role in keeping Spring Grove Village connected, clean, safe and looking beautiful. This committee works to keep the neighborhood clean and helps organize spring and fall cleanup days as well as other spot cleanup tasks. They encourage residents to recycle and get rid of waste through information campaigns. They also are responsible for maintaining our common community garden spots at Este & Mitchell, N. Edgewood & E. Epworth and Derby at Winton.
In conjunction with Village Works, this committee maintains a network of over 30 Street Captains who represent all of our community streets and apartment complexes. This amazing network of community volunteers serve us by monthly distributing literature door-to-door on their assigned street or street section. They get to know their street neighbors and often report problem situations on their street. (If you don’t already know your street captain, ask your neighbor. Introduce yourself and thank them for their service to you and others on your street.) Over 1000 copies of our monthly community newsletter is delivered in paper copy door-to-door to help keep residents informed of community business. Information fliers are distributed with educational information about litter management, home maintenance, recycling and beautification. Also, fliers include invitations to community-wide events, e.g. summer picnics-in-the-park. A generous business neighbor prints all of our monthly fliers for free.
Neighbors currently serving on this committee are: Jack Cafferky, Mary Jane Newborn, John Rader, and Gary Robbins. Generally you can find this team working on the last Friday of each month at 4:30pm at Shoemaker Commons – assembling packets of newsletters to be carried to Street Captains for distribution to neighbors. The Adopt-a-Block Committee is always seeking volunteers to carry out this important work. Please call 542-1750 if you are interested in helping.