The Gulfport and St. Petersburg mayors will host host the Fourth Annual Mayors’ 49th Street Cleanup on Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG/GULFPORT – Mayor Sam Henderson of Gulfport and Mayor Rick Kriseman of St. Petersburg will host the Fourth Annual Mayors’ 49th Street Cleanup this Saturday (Oct. 7).
Elected officials and staff members from both cities will also be on hand.
The cleanup is about more than picking up litter. It is a celebration about community and it is about the collaboration of the neighborhoods along 49th Street S, the shared border between the two cities. Residents from all areas of both cities are encouraged to participate. The event gives residents the opportunity to come out and meet neighbors from both communities, while also making a difference. The communities of Gulfport and St. Petersburg need not be divided by anything more than four lanes of asphalt, officials said.
Immediately after the cleanup, Gulfport police
Chief Rob Vincent and St. Petersburg police
Asst. Chief Luke Williams will host the Third Annual Chiefs’ Chat Community Forum. This event is an informal and relaxed way to learn more about how the two departments work together. Attendees are also offered the opportunity to ask questions and gather information.
Both events take place on the Tangerine Greenway on 49th Street South at Tangerine Avenue. Cleanup participants will be divided into four teams and will clean 49th Street and its adjacent alleys from the Pinellas Trail south to Gulfport Boulevard / 22nd Avenue S.
Registration and a light breakfast begins at 8:15a.m.
Mayors’ Welcome begins at 9 a.m.
Cleanup begins at 9:15 a.m.
Chiefs’ Chat starts at 10:30 a.m.
This event is organized by the city of Gulfport, the city of St. Petersburg and the Gulfport Neighbors.
One Street, Two Cities, One Goal
The Gulfport and St. Petersburg mayors will host host the Fourth Annual Mayors' 49th Street Cleanup on Saturday.