Canfield Connect cleanup volunteering

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Date: October 23, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: 4531 Montclair, Detroit, MI # 48214
Category: Community

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Help clean up parkland in the East Canfield Village area to make way for an innovative Pedestrian Gateway. Volunteers to help clear the first two vacant lots that will start this walkway. Join volunteers on Saturday, October 23 from 11 am -3 pm at 4531 Montclair, Detroit, MI 48214, right across from Brewer Park.

Refreshments will be provided.

The Canfield Connect Pedestrian Greenway project will expand on the efforts of the Canfield Consortium, a nonprofit organization that works to restore vital community experiences and combat blight in East Canfield Village, Detroit. The project will establish a safe pedestrian greenway through currently vacant alleys and lots, connecting the Detroit East Canfield neighborhood from nearby Brewer Playfield to Pingree Park.

Improving neighborhood walkability and increasing access to recreational spaces are among the benefits of the project. Partnering with the Canfield Consortium, students will seek input from the community before they create the green community trail, which will feature native plants that prevent flooding. “We are so excited that the Canfield Connect project was chosen by the Ford Fund, and we look forward to engaging the community and working with students from Wayne State University to activate vacant lots in a unique way,” said Kim Theus, Canfield Consortium co-founder.  

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