Local volunteers clean up Bangor parks

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BANGOR, Maine. (WABI) - Local volunteers dedicating their day to making sure several parks in Bangor are cleaner.

It was all a part of the needle cleanup hosted by the Socialist Party of Maine.

Folks gathered at Second Street Park to discuss safety protocol of disposing needles before venturing out to dispose of them.

They also made their way to Coe Park.

Heather Keaton says in the summer she uses the park, so it's nice to see people come together as a community to make the cleanup happen.
"It's important because it builds a sense of community, and it encourages people to be more involved in their community once we're done with collecting all the needles we find we're going to be bringing them for safe disposal to health equity alliance."

Organizers say the turnout was more than what they were hoping for, which they say helps make for a thorough cleaning of the parks.