Volunteers sprucing up downtown Cleveland ahead of RNC

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Volunteers are hard at work sprucing up downtown Cleveland. They want the city to be in tip top shape before visitors get here for the Republican National Convention.

"We really have an aggressive schedule this summer to get ready for the RNC. We're actually cleaning both sides of the tracks this year instead of just our side,” said Lennie Stover.

He’s the Founder and Project Coordinator for Red Line Green Way. His group is tackling a two mile stretch near the red line off West 25th.

"The idea originally was to make this a better experience for riders on the RTA trains and for people who fly into Cleveland and take the train downtown. You want them to be impressed. This is their first view of downtown Cleveland,” he explained.

Besides picking up trash, they’re also going to update the landscaping. Before they can do that though, they have to dig a lot of holes.

"Petitti Garden Center donated 2,000 hydrangeas. We're going to get those next week. So today, we're digging 2,000 holes,” said Stover.

The group will need more help on Saturday, April 2 when they plant all of the hydrangeas.

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