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