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PRESS RELEASE: Volunteers Set to Green and Clean District 8 Neighborhoods - 7/16/16


Planting, Pruning, Weeding, Washing and Painting Projects on Tap for Saturday


San Francisco, CA –  More than 250 volunteers are expected to join Supervisor Scott Wiener and Public Works crews on Saturday at the monthly Community Clean Team workday to  beautify and clean parks, medians, streets, hillsides and schools in the Castro, Diamond Heights and other District 8 neighborhoods.

    What: Community Clean Team District 8 cleanup

    Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (speaking program starts at 9 a.m.)

    Location: Kickoff at Mission High School (3750-18th Street), back parking lot

    Who: District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener, City crews and community volunteers

Community Clean Team is Public Works’ largest and longest-running volunteer program. Established in 2000, Community Clean Team has logged more than 168,000 volunteer hours, added more than 34,000 plants to public spaces and painted out more than 3.6 million square feet of graffiti.

The monthly volunteer events are a joyful and rewarding experience for participants who remove weeds, landscape medians, abate graffiti and pick up litter to make our neighborhoods clean and beautiful.  Volunteers gather after the work is done to share a communal meal.

Photo opportunities at Saturday’s event include:

  • Removing weeds and cutting back ivy at Grandview and 24th streets.
  • Landscaping and trash pickup around Harvey Milk Memorial Branch Library
  • Painting and power-washing at Mission High School
  • Trash cleanup in and around Dolores Park
  • Sprucing up the Diamond Heights Boulevard and San Jose Avenue medians

Information about volunteering opportunities can be found at

Sponsors and community and partner organizations include: 76, Walgreens, Emerald Fund, Recology, the Hilton, Academy of Art University, PG&E, Luxor Cabs, SF Clean City Coalition, Local 261, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco Housing Authority, Friends of the Urban Forest, Juvenile Probation Program, Project 20 Pretrial Diversion Program, Rec and Park, Department of the Environment, Community Youth Center, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, San Francisco Parks Alliance, Tzu-Chi Foundation, SF Geo Care, Mission High School, Project Pull Youth, Summer Youth Program, SFPD Academy recruits and Hunters Point Family.

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, July 15, 2016