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Archived News Release from 2008

For Immediate Release

Join Redwood City’s Pride and Beautification Committee in Celebration of EARTHDAY 2008 at the ANNUAL SPRING CLEANUP DAY

Redwood City, CA - April 8 , 2008 - Redwood City’s Earth Day Spring Cleanup Day will take place on Saturday April 19th, 2008, focusing on sprucing up Redwood Creek, our levees, Redwood Shores Lagoons, Little River Park, historic Union Cemetery, shoreline trails, and the City’s “gateways.”

This is a great, easy, and fun project for kids, adults, and the whole family, and is perfect for doing your part on Earth Day! And, this project meets community service requirements for many schools. Community members are invited to volunteer and show their pride in Redwood City!

Participants should meet at 8:30 am on Saturday April 19th 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 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. This project can also meet community service requirements.

On the same day, Allied Waste Services is generously sponsoring the Great Compost Giveaway. Compost is an excellent addition to existing soil, and also makes a great groundcover to help with weed and erosion control. On April 19th and 20th from 10 am to 6 pm, Redwood City residents can bring trash cans, bags, boxes, or other containers to the Public Works Services parking lot and load up with free compost (up to one cubic yard) – a limited supply is available to be shared among our 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 a specific site or area, and to promote a year-round pride in Redwood City, by cleaning and beautifying school sites, the waterfront, parks, streets, and other areas.

Redwood City's Pride and Beautification Committee thanks the generous sponsors of the Spring Cleanup and the Great Compost Giveaway – San Mateo Credit Union, SIMS Metal, Norcal Waste Systems of San Mateo County, and Allied Waste Services. Please call 650-780-7300 for more information about the Spring Cleanup.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at www.redwoodcity.org/webcam, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter and other City documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

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

 
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