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Go Beyond Earth Day - Join Redwood City’s Annual Spring Cleanup Day, Saturday May 2nd

Redwood City, CA - April 20 , 2009 - Redwood City’s Annual Spring Cleanup Day will take place on Saturday May 2nd, 2009 focusing on sprucing up selected neighborhood parks, Redwood Creek, Little River Park, historic Union Cemetery, and the City’s “gateways.” Even though Earth Day is April 22, it’s important to extend that great feeling of helping the environment – so the community is invited to join the fun on May 2nd and take part in our local cleanup!

This is a great, easy, and fun project for kids, adults, and the whole family, and is perfect for doing your part in the spirit of Earth Day! And, this project meets community service requirements for many schools. Community members are invited to volunteer and show their pride in Redwood City!

Participants should meet at 8:30 am on Saturday May 2nd 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 and descend on this year’s targeted areas.

Then at noon, volunteers will meet for a special free BBQ lunch as a ‘thank you’ for participating in this annual fun project that helps the entire community, in honor of Earth Day.

On that same weekend, Allied Waste Services is generously sponsoring 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. From 9 am May 2nd until 3 pm on May 3rd, Redwood City residents can come to the Public Works Services parking lot and load up with up to one cubic yard of free compost – a limited supply is available to be shared among our community members 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, by cleaning and beautifying school sites, the waterfront, parks, streets, and other areas. Redwood City thanks the generous sponsors of the Spring Cleanup and the Great Compost Giveaway – San Mateo Credit Union, SIMS Metal, Norcal Waste Systems of San Mateo County, Caltrans, Keep California Beautiful, and Allied Waste Services. Please call 650-780-7300 for more information about the Spring and Fall Cleanup Days.

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Deanna LaCroix
Office of the City Manager

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