On Saturday morning, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor students, Ideal Group employees and the Southwest Detroit community came together for Merritt Street’s Annual Clean-Up. Donut Villa donated donuts and coffee for all the volunteers. Despite the chilly weather, volunteers continued on with their tasks. Volunteers at Scarcyny Park cleared out dead plants, pulled weeds, and picked up trash. Down the street at Cadillac Urban Gardens, helpers pulled weeds from the bins, turned beds, and organized the shed. An Illegal Dumping Team was in charge of picking up trash from the street and alleys. Volunteers came together for lunch at Scarcyny Park. Taco Veloz catered tacos and the Ideal Group raffled off 4 Detroit Tigers tickets to volunteers as a thank you. We would like to thank the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor students, Ideal Group employees, and Southwest Detroit youth for participating in Merritt Street’s Annual Clean-Up. Check out CUGM’s and Scarcyny Park Facebook page to stay updated on upcoming events!