National Park partners with Operation Clean Sweep

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News Release Date: June 17, 2015

Contact: Emily G. Prigot , 508-996-4095 x6105

Do you love your city, but you'd like to see it cleaner? New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, in partnership with Operation Clean Sweep, will be hosting a Cleanup Day in Ward 6 in New Bedford on Saturday, June 20, from 8:30 AM-12:00 PM. The organizations are seeking volunteers for this event to pick up trash and beautify the Ward 6 area. The clean up meets on Ruth Street between McGurk and Salisbury Streets. Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register online at http://www.operationcleansweep.net/ before the clean up or call 508-979-1493. For additional information send an email to info@OperationCleansweep. net. On the day of the cleanup volunteers are asked to sign up and check in at the Operation Clean Sweep headquarters on Ruth Street. Note: All youngsters under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Breakfast items will be generously offered by the host of this cleanup, Me &Ed's Family Restaurant. In addition, t-shirts will be distributed to all volunteers, and Domino's Pizza, the Official Pizza of Operation Clean Sweep, will provide lunch. All gloves and tools will be provided. The Operation Clean Sweep anti-litter campaign is working to improve the quality of life in New Bedford through organized cleanups, education and advocacy for enforcement of city ordinances.New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park was established by Congress in 1996 to help preserve and interpret America's nineteenth century whaling industry. The park, which encompasses a 13-block National Historic Landmark District, is the only National Park Service area addressing the history of the whaling industry and its influence on the economic, social, and environmental history of the United States. The National Park visitor center is located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. It is open seven days a week, from 9 AM-5 PM, and offers information, exhibits, and a free orientation movie every hour on the hour from 10 AM-4 PM. The visitor center is wheelchair-accessible, and is free of charge. For more information, call the visitor center at 508-996-4095, go to www.nps.gov/nebe or visit the park's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NBWNHP. Everyone finds their park in a different way. Discover yours at FindYourPark.com EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA. The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.www.nps.gov

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Last updated: June 17, 2015

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