Mayor John Dickert will kick-off the first stage of his Renew Racine Project on Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Renew Racine is described as a long-term environmental and neighborhood cleanup project; a volunteer-based effort to make Racine a more sustainable city through environmental and neighborhood projects along the Root River.
The first phase will start Saturday at 9 a.m. in Riverside Park, on Horlick Avenue just south of the Sixth Street Bridge.
Racine residents and volunteers will be cleaning out the invasive plants that threaten the native vegetation and pose a safety hazard when overgrown. Experts will be on hand to teach children how to identify proper methods for removal and disposal of invasive species.
The Mayor’s office and support groups have been contacting the neighborhood to participate on Saturday. All volunteers are welcomed and encouraged. Refreshments will be provided for workers and volunteers.