Crisfield Community Cleanup

May 15, 2021(tentative date)

The Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District (CAED) Project and Smith Island United have been awarded a $5,000 Keep Maryland Beautiful grant to hold a volunteer-led community cleanup.  In Crisfield, this will be a community-wide cleanup day with funds used to rent multiple dumpsters to place throughout town for a cleanup day. Keep Somerset Beautiful will participate in the Crisfield Community Cleanup by staffing a recycling station provided by Somerset County to assist with education and sorting.


Civic, company, and school groups are invited to choose an area of town to be responsible for and coordinate a cleanup team for that area.  Handy Seafood will assist with a team to be responsible for one of the five areas and more teams are welcomed. The CAED Project will also be seeking sponsors to continue to hold this event the future. Handy Seafood will also be a sponsor of future Community Cleanup days and additional sponsors are sought.

This cleanup will encourage community participation and provide a way for residents to take pride in their neighborhood and protect the Bay without incurring a cost to already stretched household budgets.

Smith Island conducted their cleanup in the fall of 2020 and has applied for another grant. To receive updates or participate in the Smith Island Community Cleanup Day please email Eddie Somers at