For immediate release: Feb. 24, 2017
Contact: Rachel Gordon, 415-554-6045
Love Our City: Volunteers to Clean and Green District 4 Neighborhoods
Painting, Planting, Weeding and Other Projects on Tap to Beautify the Westside
San Francisco, CA – More than 240 volunteers are expected to join Public Works crews on Saturday, Feb. 25, at this month’s Community Clean Team event to spruce up schools, playgrounds and commercial corridors located in District 4’s Sunset and Parkside neighborhoods.
The morning’s largest project will have volunteers removing overgrown ice plants and debris along the Great Highway between Lincoln Way and Sloat Boulevard. The Great Highway will be temporarily closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to ensure the safety of volunteers as they perform their work.
- What: District 4 Community Clean Team
- Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
- Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m., speaking program at 9 a.m.)
- Kickoff Location: Sunset Elementary School, 1920 - 41st Ave.
- Who: City crews and community volunteers
Community Clean Team visits a different supervisorial district each month where students, families, friends and neighbors join together to show their civic pride. The event begins with an energizing kickoff and concludes with a communal lunch to celebrate the workday. Community Clean Team is Public Works’ largest and longest-running volunteer program and is now celebrating its 17th year. Since 2000, more than 165,000 volunteers have removed 3.8 million square feet of graffiti and collected more than 2,200 bags of litter from our neighborhoods.
Photo opportunities at Saturday’s event include:
- Weeding, edging and beautifying the West Sunset Playground
- Planting trees along Taraval and Judah streets
- Removing litter and debris on Irving Street between 19th and 26th avenues
- Painting over graffiti on Sunset Boulevard between Noriega and Judah 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, 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, Got Graffiti, 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.