April Stools Day & Park Pick-Up

April 28, 2018 (Rain Date: April 29) 

This environmentally inclined effort began in 1995, and became a formal program of Friends of the Eastern Promenade in 2006. Under the organization’s direction, this program continues to grow, with satellite locations throughout Portland and adjacent cities that involve over 200 participants.

In addition to our doo-ty of hands-on clean up of parks, beaches and neighborhoods, we educate participants on the importance of proper disposal of all waste. In 2014, we teamed up with Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization to make this both a neighborhood and park effort! Together, we aim to keep our parks and neighborhoods free from pet waste and other debris.

In past years our cleanup effort has included the following areas in Portland and surrounding neighborhoods: Eastern Promenade Park, East End Beach, Fort Allen Park and trail, Loring Memorial trail & Ocean Avenue Dog Park. In South Portland the cleanup effort includes Hinckley Park, Willard Beach, and Bug Light. In Saco and Old Orchard Beach locations include Ocean Park Beach and Bayview Beach. 

Join your community and help clean up the park and neighborhood of rubbish, refuse and doggie doo. Find one of the "golden turds" and win a gift certificate in the Golden Turdament! If you’d like to be a station manager or simply want to come help clean up your neighborhood, please let us know! Use the volunteer button below.