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PRESS RELEASE - Trick or Clean? Pre-Halloween Spruce Up on Saturday in the Richmond - 10/26/17

 For immediate release: Oct. 26, 2017

Contact: Rachel Gordon, 415-554-6045



Weeding, Painting and Planting on Tap for Community Clean Team Volunteer Workday


San Francisco, CA – Nearly 200 volunteers are expected to join Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer and Public Works crews on Saturday, Oct. 28, for this month’s Community Clean Team event. Dedicated volunteers from across the City will team up to clean and green schools, medians and commercial corridors in District 1’s Richmond neighborhood.

  • What: District 1 Community Clean Team
  • When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m., speaking program at 9 a.m.)
  • Kickoff location: Washington High School, 600-32nd Ave.
  • Who: Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, community volunteers and City crews

Photo opportunities at Saturday’s event include:

  • Spreading wood chips, pruning plants along Geary, between 28th and 33rd avenues
  • Removing litter, debris and weeds around Washington High School
  • Abating graffiti on street furniture and public fences at Sutro Heights Park
  • Landscaping at the Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library

Community Clean Team is Public Works’ largest and longest-running volunteer program and is now celebrating its 17th year. Each month, we visit a different supervisorial district where volunteers spruce up and beautify their communities. Since 2000, dedicated volunteers, who have logged more than 176,000 hours, added more than 33,900 plants to public spaces and collected more than 2,200 bags of litter from our neighborhoods.

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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