Greater City Providence

Elmhurst Neighborhood Cleanup

Friends of Elmhurst, a neighborhood organization, will be discussing a neighborhood cleanup event to be held in March. The group meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30pm at 700 Capitol Ridge off of Smith Street.

Matthew Coolidge

Matthew Coolidge is co-founder of Greater City Providence. In addition to the occasional blog post about cycling, sailing, or urban rant, he works as an Electrical Engineer, often traveling to major cities and ports around the globe, or simply Warwick.


  • Jim, I have the same question. I own properties in Elmhurst and have never heard of this group. So they are either not doing allot of good or are not very well organized. Either way its a shame. If someone who is a member of the Friends of Elmhurst reads this please contact me at


  • You can get on their mailing list by email Apparently, there’s also another group that’s made of defectors from Friends of Elmhurst called Elmhurst Clean and Green. I asked someone involved with them to get me on their email list, but I haven’t been added. He mentioned they do a lot more for the neighborhood than Friends of Elmhurst, but I have yet to be at a meeting for either (hadn’t had a chance to make it to a Friends of Elmhurst meeting).

    Anyway, what’s the deal with the neighborhood cleanup? March is almost over and I have not heard anything about it (which could go along with what I heard about the group doing a lot of talking, but not taking a lot of action).

    I’m going to try to make it to the April meeting. I think meetings are now held on the second Tuesday of each month.

  • Hi folks,

    Major Spring clean up this Sat 4/25. Meet 9-9:45am at parking lot of Nathanael Greene school for coffee and instructions. Tools, bags, gloves and water will be provided. Will go until about 1pm. Cleaning several areas to include Smith from Academy to Oakland, Eaton from PC to Douglas, Davis Park, etc. Assisting us will be PC and LaSalle students, local youth baseball teams and neighbors.

    Please join us and bring a few friends! Don’t forget your sun block and sneakers. If you have any further questions, please email us at

    Thanks and hope to see you there.

    Best regards,