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Volunteers to Join Summer Spruce Up in District 5 Neighborhoods

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.

  • What: District 5 Community Clean Team
  • Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m., speaking program at 9 a.m.)
  • Kickoff location: Stanyan/Waller Skate Park (Stanyan Street at Waller Street)
  • Who: Community volunteers, Supervisor Breed and City work crews

Photo opportunities at Saturday’s event include:

  • Habitat restoration and gardening at Alvord Lake
  • Painting light poles and trash cans along Waller Street between Masonic and Stanyan streets
  • Weeding, pruning and mulching at Ella Hill Hutch Community Center
  • Debris and litter removal at the Geary Boulevard median between Scott and Steiner streets

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

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Friday, June 16, 2017