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Archived News Release from 2004

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Redwood City’s Fall Cleanup Day to Focus on City Parks

Redwood City, CA - September 29, 2004 - Redwood City’s annual Fall Cleanup Day is this Saturday October 2nd at 8:30 am, and this year’s focus will be on sprucing up many of the City’s parks.

Members of the public are invited to show their community pride by spending a few hours joining with others to help clean up selected groups of parks. Volunteers should meet at 8:30 am 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 our parks, trash bags in hand, to put a news shine on these favorite family gathering places.

At noon, volunteers will meet for a special lunch as a ‘thank you’ for showing their civic pride. Both the continental breakfast and the lunch are being generously donated by the San Mateo Credit Union. Please call 650-780-7300 for more information.

A dedicated corps of volunteers invites others to join in this great event to help clean up our City parks. Here are the groups of parks that will be taken care of this Saturday:

  • Hoover / Andrew Spinas / Jardin de Ninos
  • Marlin / Dolphin / Sandpiper Parks
  • Palm / Linden / Fleishman
  • Red Morton / Maddux
  • Stafford / Mezes / Dove Beeger
  • Stulsaft / Westwood / Garret

On the same day, Norcal Waste Systems of San Mateo County 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 October 2nd and 3rd, members of the Redwood City community can bring 2 or 3 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 number above 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.

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Contact:
Malcolm Smith
Public Communications Manager
650-780-7305

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