Downtown Spokane Partnership to host annual clean-up ahead of Expo 50 Celebration

Spring is blooming and ahead of the launch of Expo 50 celebrations, the Downtown Spokane Partnership (DSP) is inviting the community to volunteer April 29 to May 2 to help with litter pick-up, graffiti clean-up and spring planting. No experience is necessary to join the DSP Clean Team to brighten Spokane’s city center, just energy and a desire to make a difference.

Spokanites should register to volunteer for clean-up activities through the downtown website at The three volunteer days, from 11a.m. – 1 p.m. each day, include:

  • Monday, April 29: Litter Pickup
  • Wednesday, May 1: Planting & Green Space Enhancement
  • Thursday, May 2: Graffiti Clean-up

Volunteers will be provided with all the gear needed to lend a hand and are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing, such as long pants and durable shoes. All registered volunteers will receive a voucher for a free pizza slice from David’s Pizza and a free drip coffee from Indaba on Riverside during Clean Week. Employers and groups can sign up as a team and take part in the Downtown Clean-Up Challenge to earn points for volunteer activities. One team will go home with the ultimate downtown trophy!

“Each year, the DSP invites the community to become honorary Clean Team members and join our efforts to enhance downtown,” said Emilie Cameron, President & CEO of the DSP. “We’re excited to welcome Spokanites back downtown and appreciate the volunteers joining the DSP’s dedicated and hardworking Clean Team who work daily to keep downtown Spokane clean and beautiful.”

The annual tradition of Clean Week is organized by the DSP ahead of Bloomsday with the City of Spokane’s Office of Neighborhood Services. In 2024 the DSP is offering additional opportunities to support downtown beautification, including underwriting of sidewalk planters for just $50. With the Clean Team’s expert care and meticulous upkeep, planters foster a welcoming pedestrian atmosphere for all. Donors can support anonymously or in honor of a friend, family member, or organization by reserving their planter at

Spring Clean Week is presented by the Downtown Spokane Partnership in collaboration with the City of Spokane Office of Neighborhood Services. Learn more and find the sign-up link to register at The DSP Clean Team works seven days a week to sweep sidewalks, remove graffiti, and maintain public spaces across the 80 blocks of the Downtown BID. Learn more about how the DSP maintains downtown at

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