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Archived News Release from 2010

For Immediate Release

Celebrate Earth Day & the Great American Litter Pick Up - Join Redwood City’s Annual Spring Cleanup Day, Saturday May 1st

Redwood City, CA - April 5, 2010 - Redwood City’s Annual Spring Cleanup Day will take place on Saturday May 1st, 2010 focusing on sprucing up selected neighborhoods, Redwood Creek, historic Union Cemetery, Whipple Avenue ramp, Woodside Road, and El Camino Real. 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 1st 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 the Great American Litter Pick Up. 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 1st 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 and the Great American Litter Pick Up.

On that same weekend, Recology San Mateo County 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 1st until 3 pm on May 2nd, Redwood City residents can come to the Public Works Services parking lot and load up with up to one cubic yard of free compost (equivalent to about three full garbage cans). A limited supply is available to be shared among Redwood City residents only, 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.

Visit www.redwoodcity.org/prideandbeautification for more info on this and other beautification projects. Redwood City thanks the generous sponsors of the Spring Cleanup and the Great Compost Giveaway – Caltrans, Recology San Mateo County, San Mateo Credit Union, SIMS Metal, and Keep California Beautiful. Please call 650-780-7300 for more information about the Spring Cleanup.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City’s electronic newsletter or other City documents at www.redwoodcity.org/egov .

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Contact:
Deanna Lacroix
City Manager’s Office
650-780-7300                                  

 
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