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Let’s Clean It Up! Neighborhood-wide Litter Clean-Up, Saturday, June 20th

Let’s Clean It Up!

Neighbors, let’s get out in the neighborhood (in a Covid-safe manner) and make it sparkle like the gem that it is!

Saturday, June 20, HHA will host a neighborhood-wide clean-up event.

Only public areas (sidewalks, curbs, parkways, alleys, and parks) are included in this event.

  • Create a team and adopt a block, street, alley or park where you have noticed litter.
  • Teams can be up to 4 people, practicing social distancing. A co-habitating / family team can be more than 4 people.
  • Teams are strongly encouraged to wear masks.
  • The City of Grand Rapids and HHA will provide trash bags and gloves.
  • Neighbor businesses are donating temporary use of dumpsters in key locations though volunteers are also encouraged to use their personal trash bins if they have room.
  • Your team may pick up litter any time during the day on Saturday, June 20th.
  • When your section is done, please let HHA know how many bags you filled and if at all possible, take a team photo to share!

Is gardening more your thing? We are also partnering with the Pleasant Park Tenders – a team of volunteers who keep Pleasant Park beautiful throughout the growing season. Interested neighbors might instead choose to adopt an assigned plot within the Park to conduct some weeding and mulching activities on June 20. Mulch will be provided by the city.

Though our definition of “normal” has changed and we have had to cancel or postpone several neighborhood events, this will be a great way to get out, see neighbors at a safe distance, and have a bit of fun on a (hopefully sunny) summer Saturday.

Email or call the HHA office (see info below) for more information and to adopt your team’s section.

Looking forward to seeing you out there!

The Staff at HHA

Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2021 Heritage Hill Annual Weekend Tour of Homes

The Heritage Hill Association announces that the 51st annual Weekend Tour of Homes originally scheduled for May 16-17, 2020 will be canceled to accommodate the State of Michigan’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The board and staff of HHA have tour-goers and volunteers’ safety as the highest priority.

“This was a difficult decision, as we know that the tour is one of the most anticipated events in the City of Grand Rapids and draws people from the 4-state area,” says Wendy Verhage Falb, Board Chair, of the Heritage Hill Association. “This is the first time in the tour’s 51 year history that we have had to cancel it. The board and staff felt the community must come together to keep everyone safe.”

The tour was started as a fundraiser to help neighbors organize around bulldozers planned for 75% of the neighborhood in 1969.The Association continues to bring neighbors together around issues related to urban planning, land use, public safety, and overall quality of life issues.

Ticket holders and sponsors may turn their purchased tickets and sponsorships as a charitable contribution to the Heritage Hill Association and receive a tax deduction receipt.  

“As a nonprofit organization, we rely on ticket revenue to support our efforts to build community and foster a neighborhood where people want to work and play,” adds Amanda Cormier, Executive Director. “Please consider turning in your tickets as a charitable donation to the organization. We are grateful for your support in these trying times to keep a thriving sense of community.”

Ticket holders and sponsors may also opt for a full refund by contacting us at 616-459-8950 or heritage@heritagehillweb.org

Call or email HHA at 616.459.8950 or heritage@heritagehillweb.org for details or to be our Tour sponsor. Thank You!