Queen Anne residents are invited to participate in an effort to clean up the neighborhood this Saturday.

On the heels of an organized cleanup effort by the Uptown Alliance, the Queen Anne Community Council is hosting “Spruce Up Queen Anne,” a casual event where people are encouraged to spruce up the sidewalk and street on which they live. Ellen Monrad, president of the Queen Anne Community Council, said she had a whim to schedule the event after participating in the Uptown event.

“When I was picking up litter in the area that I went to, I thought, well, we should do this for all of Queen Anne,” she said.

Monrad said this is not an organized event, but is low key with everybody left to their own device.

“It could turn into something we do every year,” she said. “We picked the 20th because it’s just the first day of summer. It’s a neutral day.”

Members of the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce, the Queen Anne Block Captains Network and Picture Perfect Queen Anne are committed to helping. The event doesn’t have a set time, and people can clean anything from their front porch or sidewalk to picking up leaves from the gutter.

“It’s wherever you want to go,” Monrad said. “If you want to do your block, that’s fine.”

Monrad said she thought the cleanup day would be positive for the community and would be easy for people to do while social distancing. It would also give people a reason to get out of the house, say hello to their neighbors whom they haven’t seen in some time and make the neighborhood look nice.

“I just wanted something positive,” Monrad said about the event. “I just was so tired of this negativity and down-in-the-dumps type of thing. So I just thought, let’s do something positive.”

The event doesn’t cost anything — the city isn’t providing anything — and only requires a garbage bag or two and a little effort from residents to sweep up the litter and dirt left over from a long winter and spring, Monrad said.

Queen Anne extends from Denny on the south to Nickerson on the north and from 15th/Elliott on the west to Dexter on the east. Queen Anne residents are invited to participate in an effort to clean up the neighborhood this Saturday.

On the heels of an organized cleanup effort by the Uptown Alliance, the Queen Anne Community Council is hosting “Spruce Up Queen Anne,” a casual event where people are encouraged to spruce up the sidewalk and street on which they live. Ellen Monrad, president of the Queen Anne Community Council, said she had a whim to schedule the event after participating in the Uptown event.

“When I was picking up litter in the area that I went to, I thought, well, we should do this for all of Queen Anne,” she said.

Monrad said this is not an organized event, but is low key with everybody left to their own device.

“It could turn into something we do every year,” she said. “We picked the 20th because it’s just the first day of summer. It’s a neutral day.”

Members of the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce, the Queen Anne Block Captains Network, local Boy Scout Troop 72 and Picture Perfect Queen Anne are committed to helping. The event doesn’t have a set time, and people can clean anything from their front porch or sidewalk to picking up leaves from the gutter.

“It’s wherever you want to go,” Monrad said. “If you want to do your block, that’s fine.”

Monrad said she thought the cleanup day would be positive for the community and would be easy for people to do while social distancing. It would also give people a reason to get out of the house, say hello to their neighbors whom they haven’t seen in some time and make the neighborhood look nice.

“I just wanted something positive,” Monrad said about the event. “I just was so tired of this negativity and down-in-the-dumps type of thing. So I just thought, let’s do something positive.”

The event doesn’t cost anything — the city isn’t providing anything — and only requires a garbage bag or two and a little effort from residents to sweep up the litter and dirt left over from a long winter and spring, Monrad said.

Queen Anne extends from Denny on the south to Nickerson on the north and from 15th/Elliott on the west to Dexter on the east.