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Archived News Release from 2004

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Take Pride in Redwood City – Join the Annual Spring Cleanup!

Redwood City, CA - March 17 , 2004 - Redwood City’s annual Spring Cleanup kicks off at 8:30 am on Saturday, April 17, 2004. The public is invited to show their community pride by spending a few hours joining with others to help clean up part of our City. Volunteers should meet at the City’s Public Works Services building, located at 1400 Broadway (corner of Broadway and Woodside Road).

This spring the focus will be on cleaning historic Redwood Creek and the Bair Island access – two areas that really help to make our City a unique place to live. After a complimentary continental breakfast to start the day, cleaning supplies will be provided (volunteers should bring their own gloves and waders, if available) and the group will be off to pick up litter, remove/recycle debris, and generally spruce up these areas.

After doing their best to tidy up Redwood Creek and the Bair Island Access, the Spring Cleanup volunteers and crew will be treated to lunch back at the Public Works Services building around noon, as a small “thank you” for their work in helping to beautify Redwood City. Both the continental breakfast and the lunch are being generously donated by the San Mateo Credit Union.

On the same day, Norcal Waste Systems of San Mateo County will sponsor the “Great Mulch Giveaway.” Mulch is an excellent addition to existing soil, and also makes a great groundcover to help with weed and erosion control. On April 17th and 18th, members of the Redwood City community can bring their trash cans, bags, boxes, or other containers to the Public Works Services parking lot and load up with free mulch – a limited supply will be shared among our community’s neighbors on a first-come, first-served basis.

Twice a year, Redwood City’s Pride and Beautification Committee holds these special volunteer cleanup days to focus efforts on beautifying a specific site or area, and to promote a year-round pride in Redwood City. In past years, Redwood City’s Fall and Spring Cleanups have targeted school sites, the waterfront, parks, streets, and other areas. These cleanup days have shown great success, bringing together volunteers from all walks of life who share the pride of helping to keep Redwood City clean and attractive. Volunteers for these events are always welcome, and should call the above contact to become involved.

Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.

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Contact:
Deanna LaCroix
Office of the City Manager
650-780-7300

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