Spring cleaning 2015 is no longer just for weeding out clothes in your wardrobe that haven’t fit for four years. Today, the City of Detroit’s annual event “Motor City Makeover” appropriately used “Earth Day” to kick off their efforts in publicizing the event and looking for volunteers.

For the first three Saturdays in May, volunteers will be working their way through several districts picking up litter that has accumulated and planting flowers and other greenery. Also on the impressive to-do list is tackling graffiti and other signs of the blight that has plagued our city.

Last year, volunteers from all over the metro-Detroit area helped to clear over 189 tons of trash leftover from the harsh winter.

The  cleanup is divided over the three weeks. The first group of districts to get the full beautification treatment will be the 1st and 2nd districts on May 2. The second group includes the 3rd, 4th, and 5th districts on May 9. The final day of the project is the 16th of May and volunteers will work on the 6th and 7th districts.

To volunteer, either as an individual or as a group, head to www.motorcitymakeover.org to sign up. All volunteers must be registered to ensure that there are enough supplies for everyone involved.