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Volunteers Event: Project Clean / East English Village; 9/26 @10am

Project Clean in East English Village in September!

You're invited to join us on Saturday, September 26th at 10am, in helping the East English Village Association get their neighborhood all spiffy in preparation for their annual open home tour.

We will primarily be planting flowers and weeding around the "East English Village" signs on the borders of the neighborhood. It promises to be an enjoyable couple of hours in one of Detroit's favorite residential neighborhoods, which dates from the early 1900s, and as far back as the early 1800s when it was home to some of the farms feeding Detroit.

What to wear: As always, please dress according to the weather and that it's something you don't mind getting dirty. Hats, sunscreen and gloves recommended, as are sturdy shoes.

What will be Provided: cotton work gloves, dust masks, wet-wipes, and some bottled water.

If you can, please bring: small gardening tools (trowels, weed rakes, clippers), snacks and water.

Directions: Please meet at Saint Clare of Montefalco Church parking lot | 1401 Whittier, at the corner of Mack & Whittier

If you have any questions or want to volunteer, please email Mike at

For more information on East English Village, see the association website at http://www. welcome.html Then, return in October for the house tour!

Pictures above are from the Corktown Cleanup along the I-75 Service Drive, May 2009

Want to Help Out More with Project Clean

than Just Volunteering at an Event?

We are looking for people to be Event Leads, and it's a lot easier than you might think! These volunteers would take on responsibilities of coordinating an event, which includes (but may not be limited to):

1. Gathering information on an organization and/or event.
2. Making contact with volunteer coordinator of organization/event and scheduling a work date and location.
3. Advertising for event by collecting info for the DSG website and emails.
4. Recruiting volunteers.
5. Being the point person the day of the event.

If this is something you are interested in, please contact Mike at

For more info on Project Clean, and a listing of all of our past events, visit the project web page at

Detroit Synergy is a vehicle for metro-Detroit residents to develop and implement their ideas for a thriving, vibrant city. As a grassroots, volunteer-driven organization, it strives to mobilize community participation and empower Detroiters to discover and enhance all that the city has to offer. Since being incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2002, Detroit Synergy has conceptualized and realized projects that have contributed to improving the economic, social, and physical quality of Detroit.