Walker Square Hosting 2013 Basura Bash

The 6th Annual Basura Bash is being hosted by Safe & Sound and Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, with the support and partnership of the Department of Neighborhood Services, and Milwaukee County Parks. Basura Bash is a community building and beautification project on the Southside of Milwaukee that involves working with block watch groups, residents, Safe & Sound Safe Places, local businesses, community and faith-based organizations, law enforcement and our local leaders to build pride through a series of neighborhood improvement activities. Activities include garbage cleanup, tire and graffiti removal, alley and building identification numbering, vacant lot clean ups, recycling information, and a major “basura bash” in our streets and alleys on the Southside. Check out the event video and the fun pictures from 2012!

Volunteers are welcome and can assist with community improvement projects at Walker Square Park or across the Southside. Volunteers should arrive at Walker Square Park, 1029 S. 9th St., by 9:30 AM to register on Saturday, May 18th. Neighborhood improvement projects begin at 10:00 AM with  supplies and tools being provided as well as Basura Bash t-shirts for volunteers.

We are encouraging residents and businesses to host a cleanup from 10 AM to Noon in their neighborhood on the day of the event. At noon, everyone involved in the Basura Bash will come together for a fiesta at Walker Square Park, 1029 S. 9th Street. Free food, entertainment, children’s activities, community resources and more will be available for all to enjoy.

Those interested in hosting a Basura Bash clean-up or registering to volunteer can call Safe & Sound at 414-221-6700. We expect that this years’ Basura Bash will be the best ever and encourage you to get your friends and neighbors involved!

DOWNLOAD: 2013 Basura Bash Flyer English/Spanish

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