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Join Redwood City’s Pride and Beautification Committee for the ANNUAL SPRING CLEANUP DAY / COASTAL CLEANUP DAY

Redwood City, CA - September 9, 2009 - The community is invited to join the Redwood City Pride and Beautification Committee for the fun, family-friendly annual Fall Cleanup Day/Coastal Cleanup Day, on Saturday September 19th, 2009! This year, the cleanup will focus on sprucing up Cordilleras Creek, Downtown Redwood City, Fair Oaks neighborhood, Redwood Creek, the Port of Redwood City, the Historic Union Cemetery, and other sites.

Community members are invited to show their pride in Redwood City! Participants can meet at 8:30 am on Saturday September 19th at the City’s Public Works Services building, located at 1400 Broadway (near Woodside Road). After a complimentary continental breakfast, clean-up teams will move out and descend on this year’s targeted areas. Then at noon, volunteers will meet for a special free lunch as a ‘thank you’ for participating in this annual fun project that helps the entire community.

Redwood City thanks the generous sponsors of the Annual Fall Cleanup Day – San Mateo Credit Union, Recology San Mateo County, Green Zebra, Allied Waste Systems, San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program, and SIMS Group. Please call 650-780-7300 for more information

On the same day, Allied Waste sponsors the Great Compost Giveaway at the Public Works Services parking lot. Compost is an excellent addition to existing soil, and also makes a great groundcover to help with weed and erosion control. From 9 am Saturday, September 19th until 3 pm Sunday, September 20th, residents of Redwood City can take up to one cubic yard of 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 specific sites or areas, 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.

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Deanna La Croix
Office of the City Manager


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