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Archived News Release from 2005

For Immediate Release

Redwood City’s Annual Fall Cleanup Day Scheduled for October 22nd

Redwood City, CA - October 6 , 2005 - Redwood City’s annual Fall Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday October 22nd beginning at 8:30 am, and this year’s focus will be on sprucing up three of Redwood City’s neighborhoods: Stambaugh-Heller, Palm Park, and Redwood Oaks.

Neighbors are invited to show their community pride by spending a few hours joining with others to help clean up these areas. Volunteers should meet at 8:30 am at the City’s Public Works Services building, located at 1400 Broadway (near Broadway and Woodside Road). After a complimentary continental breakfast, clean-up teams will move out to assigned areas - trash bags in hand - to clean up litter, pull weeds, pick up and recycle debris, and generally to put a new shine on the streetscapes of these wonderful neighborhoods.

Then at noon, volunteers will meet for a special lunch as a ‘thank you’ for showing their civic pride. Both the continental breakfast and the lunch are being generously donated by the San Mateo Credit Union, with other sponsorship provided by Allied Waste Services/BFI, and Norcal Waste Systems of San Mateo County.

Making our community more attractive, clean, and appealing builds pride in our neighborhoods, and also contributes to community safety” said Diane Howard, member of the City Council and Chair of the sponsoring Pride & Beautification Committee. “The more neighbors get out and meet each other, the less crime and gang activity a neighborhood is likely to experience – and the Fall Cleanup Day is a great way for neighbors to meet.

On the same day, Norcal Waste Systems of San Mateo County will sponsor the Great Compost Giveaway. Compost is an excellent addition to existing soil, and also makes a great groundcover to help with weed and erosion control. On October 22nd and 23rd, members of the Redwood City community can bring 2 or 3 trash cans, bags, boxes, or other containers to the Public Works Services parking lot and load up with free compost – 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 number above 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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Deanna LaCroix
Office of the City Manager
650-780-7300

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