For immediate release: June 16, 2017
Contact: Rachel Gordon 415-554-6045
Volunteers to Join Summer Spruce Up in District 5 Neighborhoods
Gardening, Painting and Weeding Projects Planned for Saturday Morning
San Francisco, CA – Nearly 200 volunteers are expected to join Supervisor London Breed and Public Works crews on Saturday, June 17 at this month’s Community Clean Team event to clean and green the Cole Valley, Haight-Ashbury, Western Addition and surrounding neighborhoods in District 5.
Photo opportunities at Saturday’s event include:
Community Clean Team visits a different supervisorial district each month where students, families, friends and co-workers join together to show their civic pride by sprucing up and beautifying their neighborhoods. Since 2000, thousands of volunteers have removed 3.9 million square feet of graffiti and added more than 34,000 plants to public spaces.
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, Emerald Fund, The Hilton, Recology, Academy of Art University, United Playaz, 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 www.sfpublicworks.org/volunteer.
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