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Take Pride in Redwood City - Join the Annual Fall Cleanup - A Cooperative Effort With the State Coastal Cleanup Day

Redwood City, CA - September 2, 2003 - Redwood City's annual Fall Cleanup kicks off at 8:30 am on Saturday, September 20, 2003, in conjunction with the State Coastal Cleanup day. The public is invited to show their community pride by spending a few hours joining with others to help clean up the precious coastal areas of our City. Volunteers should meet at the City's Public Works Services building, located at 1400 Broadway (corner of Broadway and Woodside Road).

This year, the fall focus will be on cleaning Bair Island, Cordilleras Creek, and Redwood Creek, all part of our coastal waterways that make our City a great place to live. After a complimentary continental breakfast to start the day, cleaning supplies will be provided (volunteers should bring their own gloves and waders, if available) and the group will be off to pick up litter, remove/recycle debris, and generally spruce up our coastal areas. Anyone who would like to bring a boat or dingy to help clean up from the water should contact the Marine Science Institute, which is participating in the Coastal Cleanup Day and our Fall Cleanup, at 364-2760, extension 17.

After doing their best to tidy up our coastline and waterways, the Fall Cleanup volunteers and crew will be treated to lunch back at the Public Works Services building around noon, as a small “thank you” for their work in helping to beautify Redwood City. Both the continental breakfast and the lunch are being generously donated by the San Mateo County Credit Union.

On the same day, Browning-Ferris Industries will sponsor the Great Mulch Giveaway. Mulch is an excellent addition to existing soil, and also makes a great groundcover to help with weed and erosion control. On September 20th and 21st, members of the public can bring their trash cans, bags, boxes, or other containers to the Public Works Services parking lot and load up with free mulch – 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 above contact to become involved.

Visit Redwood City's website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.

Deanna LaCroix
Office of the City Manager


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