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For Immediate Release
March 20, 2013

Contact:
Crystel Tuifua
Office of the City Manager
650-780-7300

Celebrate Earth Day by Joining Redwood City's Pride and Beautification Committee for the Annual Spring Cleanup!
Also, Recology's "Great Compost Giveaway"

Redwood City, CA - The community is invited to join the Redwood City Pride and Beautification Committee for the fun, family-friendly annual Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday April 20, 2013! Get a head-start on Earth Day, which is April 22, by participating with friends and neighbors in this very popular community-building cleanup activity.

  • Redwood City's Earth Day/Spring Cleanup
    Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 8:30 am
    Public Works Services building
    Meet at 1400 Broadway (between Chestnut and Woodside)

This year, Redwood City's Earth Day/Spring Cleanup Day will focus on:

  • Bayfront Canal
  • Hoover Park
  • Downtown
  • Little River Park
  • Marshall St. and Chestnut St.
  • Redwood Creek
  • Union Cemetery
  • Woodside Road

The more debris and litter that is cleaned up in these areas, the nicer our community's appearance and the less that ends up in our coastal waterways and the bay.

Participants should meet at 8:30 am on Saturday April 20 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 BBQ 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 Spring Cleanup Day - San Mateo Credit Union, Recology San Mateo County, Shinnyo-en, SIMS Metal Management, and Keep California Beautiful.

On the same day, Recology San Mateo County 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 ground cover to help with weed and erosion control. From 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 20, residents of Redwood City can take up to one cubic yard of free compost (that's about three garbage cans full) - a limited supply will be shared among Redwood City 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 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. Visit www.redwoodcity.org/prideandbeautification for more info on this and other beautification projects. Please call 650-780-7300 for more information about the Spring Cleanup.

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