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REVISED: Mayor Bowser to Kick Off Graffiti Removal Blitz and Unveil New Litter Prevention Campaign as Part of Back to Basics DC

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

REVISED: May 15, 2019

(Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, May 15, at 4 pm, Mayor Bowser will kick off the fourth annual Great Graffiti Wipeout and unveil a new ‘Not in My DC’ litter prevention campaign as part of her Back to Basics DC initiative. The Department of Public Works’ (DPW) graffiti abatement team will embark on an eight-week graffiti removal blitz through all eight wards. The litter prevention campaign will include new street signs, free yard signs for residents, advertisements featuring notable District residents, and targeted enforcement.

Following the announcement, Mayor Bowser, Acting DPW Director Chris Geldart, and other Administration officials will lead a community walk through the Kingman Park neighborhood.

Back to Basics DC celebrates the day-to-day work that keeps Washington, DC going. As part of Back to Basics DC, the Mayor highlights the work of DC government employees, showcases innovations in service delivery, and shares information about how residents can help keep Washington, DC a great place to call home.

Wednesday, May 15, at 4 pm

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Chris Geldart, Acting Director, Department of Public Works
Julie Lawson, Director, Mayor’s Office of the Clean City

1601 Benning Road, NE
*Closest Metro Station: Stadium Armory Station*
*Bus Routes: X1, X2, X3, X9*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected] . To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).