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BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Volunteers hit the streets to clean up one of Baltimore’s most historic neighborhoods.

Monique Griego has more on the ongoing project at Fells Point.

Ron Furman isn’t afraid to get down and dirty for his beloved Fells Point.

“It’s my neighborhood. I spend a lot of time down here, my business is down here. We want it to look beautiful,” he said.

As the owner of Max’s on Broadway, Furman takes pride in all Fells Point has to offer. That’s why he’s spearheading an effort to spruce up the square.

“We’re digging tree pits, planting trees,” he said.

Furman was joined by volunteers from Fells Point Main Street, the Waterfront Partnership and a group from Morgan Stanley.

“Cleaning up some of the debris that’s around, pulling weeds, repainting some of the street signs. So it’s the area where they’re raising their children, going out in the evening to dinner. They want to make sure it’s a place they’re proud of,” John Ratzesberger of Morgan Stanley said.

In addition to the local volunteers, cleanup crews are getting a helping hand from some sailors making a pit stop from far, far away.

“The sailors off that ship from the Japanese Navy will also be on the square helping us out hanging baskets on the square– flower baskets,” Furman said.

He said it’s going to take a continued and combined effort to make sure Fells Point remains one of Baltimore’s best neighborhoods.

That’s why he hopes more people will consider pitching in.

“When I think of Baltimore, I think of Fells Point. It’s a great neighborhood– residents, businesses, community, all working together,” Furman said.

If you’d like to help out with an upcoming cleanup effort, click here to contact Fells Point Main Street or call them at (410)675-8900.

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