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Archived News Release from 2003

For Immediate Release

Community Invited to Take Pride in Redwood City & Join the Annual Spring Cleanup!

Redwood City, CA - April 8, 2003 - Redwood City's annual Spring Cleanup kicks off at 8:30 am on Saturday, May 3, 2003 – the public is invited to show their community pride by spending a few hours joining with others to help clean up their 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 focus will be on cleaning Redwood City's creeks, waterways, and shoreline. After a complimentary continental breakfast to start the day, cleaning supplies will be provided (volunteers should bring their own gloves, and even "waders" if available) and the group will be off to pick up litter, and remove/recycle debris, helping to keep our waterways clean and attractive. In past years, Redwood City's Fall and Spring Cleanups have also targeted school sites, parks, streets, and other areas. These cleanup days have been great successes, bringing together volunteers from all walks of life who share the pride of helping to keep Redwood City clean and attractive.

After doing their best to tidy up the waterways, the Spring Cleanup volunteers and crew will be treated to lunch 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 kindly sponsors 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 May 3rd and 4th, members of the Redwood City community can bring two or three containers (trash cans, bags, or boxes) to the Public Works Services parking lot and load up with free mulch, starting at 10:00 am.

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. Volunteers for these events are always welcome, and should call the above contact to become involved.

Visit Redwood City's website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Redwood City news releases are also available online, at www.redwoodcity.org/news.

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Contact: Deanna La Croix
Office of the City Manager
650-780-7300


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