Grant Deming’s Forest Hill District to host ‘Trash Mob’

The stencil that will be used to mark sewer grates in the district.

Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N), a neighborhood association for the streets that make up Grant Deming’s Forest Hill Historic District, will host a “Trash Mob” on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. Like a cash mob, the goal is to get together a group of people for a short period of time to do some good and have some fun.

N2N seeks a minimum of two people per street to pick up trash, items that can be recycled and small branches. The group also needs teams of four people to spray paint a “Lake Erie Starts Here” stencil on sewer grates in the district. Participants should bring their own plastic grocery bags to collect items that can be recycled, a 30-gallon trash bag, work gloves, brooms and rakes. N2N will provide paper yard-waste bags. The City of Cleveland Heights will provide the spray paint, stencils and two city workers to assist with the sewer grate stenciling project.

The historic district is made up of the following streets between Lee and Coventry roads: Washington Boulevard, Yorkshire Road, Berkshire Road, East Overlook Road, Edgehill Road, Lincoln Boulevard, Cottage Grove Drive, Lamberton Road, Woodward Avenue, Parkway Drive, Redwood Road and Forest View Drive.

Volunteers will meet at 1 p.m. at 3065 Berkshire Road to get organized, and again at 4 p.m. for refreshments. There is no rain date. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Mike Gaynier at

Deanna Bremer Fisher

Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 11:47 AM, 04.17.2012