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Redwood City ’s Annual Fall Cleanup Day Focusing on Downtown; Scheduled for October 14th

Redwood City, CA - September 21, 2006 - Redwood City’s annual Fall Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday October 14th beginning at 8:30 am, and this year’s focus will be on sprucing up portions of Redwood City’s revitalized Downtown area.

Neighbors are invited to show their community pride by spending a few hours joining with others to help clean up the Downtown. 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 to assigned Downtown areas - trash bags in hand - to clean up litter, pull weeds, pick up and recycle debris, and generally to put a new shine on the new streetscapes of the Downtown. Then 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, with other sponsorship provided by Allied Waste Services, and Norcal Waste Systems of San Mateo County.

The day after the Fall Cleanup is a great community event – “Redwood City: Our Town – Downtown” (October 15th – look for details soon!) – it’s a celebration of the beautiful and exciting Downtown improvements, and the Fall Cleanup on the 14th will be appreciated by everyone that attends this community celebration.

Another part of the Fall Cleanup is the Great Compost Giveaway sponsored by Allied Waste Services. On October 14 th and 15 th, 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 compost – 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.

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Crystel Tuifua
City Manager’s Office

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