BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Elmwood Village Association held its annual spring clean-up Saturday morning.

According to the association, the event is held each year “in an effort to welcome Spring back to the neighborhood, engage more community members, and to grow a cooperative attitude among neighbors and business owners.”

Volunteers weeded and mulched tree beds, cleaned graffiti and bagged up debris. The Village showed appreciation for the nice weather in a Facebook post and thanked the workers for their efforts in cleaning up around the community.

“It definitely went really well,” EVA president Therese Deutschlander said. “The weather was nice, but not too nice where people were annoyed they weren’t on a boat.”

Deutschlander, also the owner of Thin Ice, said it was a great team effort, with a lot of new faces showing up this year. She said members of 716 Realty Group, Hutch Tech, the Boy Scouts participated, among other groups.

Around 75 volunteers came forward to help out, with area businesses donating mulch for the clean-up and drinking water for volunteers.

To learn more about the Elmwood Village Association, click here.

Adam Duke is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2021. See more of his work here.