the Neighborhood Design Center


April 2, 2023

Middle Branch Park Cleanup Competition

Rain Date Update —

Unfortunately, due a Gale Watch weather advisory and rain, the Trash Dash is rescheduled to Sunday, April 2nd.

Middle Branch Park is along the water, where wind gusts may reach up to 40 mph. Our priority is the safety of participants, and we hope you’ll be able to join us just one day later, same time, same place!

Please check in with everyone on your team to make sure they’ve received this update. We appreciate your understanding and can’t wait to work
alongside you! Please contact Sarah Holter at with any questions. 

It’s a family friendly, earth friendly FUNdraiser that brings our community together to steward our public places — all for a great cause. 

In the joyful spirit of service and friendly competition, Neighborhood Design Center will host the “Trash Dash,” a team Cleanup Contest on April 1, 2023, where groups compete to see who can pick up the most litter, AND raise funds for Neighborhood Design Center — with prizes for most trash collected, best team spirit, most funds raised and best ‘found object’.

Since our founding, the Neighborhood Design Center has worked on more than 4,000 projects that support the development of healthy, thriving, and equitable neighborhoods.

We’ve done this in collaboration with visionary residents, design experts, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations in Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, and beyond.

So how can you get involved? Join the movement, gather a team and see how much watershed cleaning you can do in 1 hour — competitively, of course!

Winners get a handmade trophy, swag, admiration, and potentially a few disgruntled glances from your defeated opponents. We’ll be sure to fuel up beforehand with breakfast and refreshments.


Saturday, April 1, 2023  


Broening Park Boat Ramp at Middle Branch Park
2801 S Hanover St, Baltimore, MD 21225


Check-in: 9:30 am

Event: 10:00 am – 12:30pm


You! Gather a team of 5-10 people! Bring colleagues, friends and family! 


Team captains listen up! Please register your whole team as follows:

    • 5-6 people:  $100

    • 7-8 people:  $150

    • 9-10 people:  $200

Please note that as of Tuesday, March 28th, team registration is closed.

After you register your team, you’ll receive an email with an individual registration link for your team members. In order to participate, all members of your team must follow the link to sign the event waiver.

If cost or team size is a barrier to participation, please contact Sarah Holter. Email her at for a complimentary ticket and to join a community team.

Is your organization interested in sponsoring the event?

By supporting the Neighborhood Design Center, you’re supporting a vision of excellent public spaces that reflect residents’ boldest dreams and encourage equity for all. Learn more here about all the sponsorship opportunities for 2023.

A big thank you to our sponsors!