Volunteers needed for upcoming “Keeping Temecula Clean” event, Oct 27
From City of Temecula:
TEMECULA, CA ─ Temecula’s Mayor Matt Rahn invites citizens to engage in a community clean up to show our collective civic pride by taking action to keep our surroundings clean, healthy, and safe.
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Volunteers will work in teams to assist with clearing area waterways and trails of debris. Keeping Temecula Clean is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Volunteers should report at 9:00 am to the HELP Center (28922 Pujol Street, Temecula).
This event is a complement to the Citywide Clean-Up being held on the same day from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm at Chaparral High School, where residents can dispose of household waste and large miscellaneous debris. More information on that event is available on the City’s website here.
“The City of Temecula will be hosting this volunteer effort and looks forward to offering more opportunities in the future to engage our community as important partners in maintaining and beautifying our beloved city and public spaces. Not only will a reduction in litter and debris improve the enjoyment of residents and those who are fortunate to visit our city, this is a great way to collectively preserve our beautiful, natural environment,” states Mayor Rahn.
Areas to be cleaned will be professionally screened by a contractor to remove large items and any safety hazards. The City of Temecula’s Public Works Department will also assist with staff and equipment as will police officers from our Homeless Outreach Team (HOT). Staff will be collecting debris from each of the clean-up sites and disposing of it properly. Volunteers can sign up in advance at www.JustServe.org (or through the direct link here).
Gloves, water, snacks, and lunch will be provided for volunteers at the HELP Center. All participating volunteers must be 13 years of age or older, and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers are required to wear close-toed shoes, long pants, and must sign a waiver (available at the link above).
Please contact Robin Gilliland, Community Services Manager, with questions or concerns at Robin.Gilliland@TemeculaCA.gov.
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