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PRESS RELEASE - Volunteers to Spruce Up District 6 Neighborhoods for Earth Day

For immediate release: April 21, 2017

Contact: Rachel Gordon, 415-554-6045



Planting, Landscaping and Painting Projects on Tap for Saturday Morning

San Francisco, CA – More than 220 volunteers are expected to join Public Works crews on Saturday, April 22, at this month’s Community Clean Team to spruce up District 6’s South of Market, Tenderloin and Mission Bay neighborhoods in celebration of Earth Day.

  • What: District 6 Community Clean Team
  • Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m., speaking program at 9 a.m.)
  • Kickoff location: Boeddeker Park, Eddy and Jones streets
  • Who: City crews and community volunteers


Community Clean Team is Public Works’ largest and longest-running volunteer program and Saturday marks the fourth of 11 events planned for the 2017 season. Each month, Public Works crews and hundreds of volunteers demonstrate their civic pride and dedication to keeping the City clean and green. Since the program’s inception in 2000, we have added more than 33,900 plants to public spaces and painted over more than 3.6 million square feet of graffiti.

Photo opportunities at Saturday’s event include:

  • Weeding and landscaping at 6th and Townsend streets
  • Tree planting along McCoppin and Market streets
  • Litter pickup, pruning and mulching at Pioneer Monument
  • Spreading wood chips at the South Van Ness and Howard median
  • Painting street furniture along Eddy, Turk, Golden Gate and Jones streets


The program’s success relies on the many sponsors and volunteer organizations that pitch in. They include 76, Starbucks, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Friends of the Urban Forest, PG&E, The Garden Project, Emerald Fund, The Hilton, Recology, Academy of Art University, United Playaz, Mission Neighborhood Centers, Walgreens, Luxor Cabs, San Francisco Clean City Coalition, Local 261, San Francisco Parks Alliance, San Francisco Housing Authority, San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Community Youth Center San Francisco, San Francisco Unified School District, Tzu-Chi Foundation, SF Geo Care and SF Environment.

More information about volunteer opportunities with San Francisco Public Works can be found at

About San Francisco Public Works: The 24/7 City agency cleans and resurfaces streets; plants and nurtures City-maintained street trees; designs, constructs and maintains City-owned facilities; inspects streets and sidewalks; builds curb ramps; eradicates graffiti; partners with neighborhoods; trains people for jobs; greens the right of way; and educates our communities.  





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Release Date
Friday, April 21, 2017