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City offers free support to neighborhood cleanup efforts

What do you think? Comments Off March 18, 2011 at 2:49PM

Spring Clean, the city’s longest-running neighborhood cleanup program, is celebrating its 25th year.

The program runs from April through May. Last year, according to a news release from Seattle Public Utilities, more than 20,000 volunteer hours were dedicated to Spring Clean.

Spring Clean activities include painting out graffiti, picking up litter and illegally dumped materials, stenciling storm drains, cleaning school yards, removing invasive plants in planting strips and traffic circles, and planting trees.  All projects are conducted on public property.

Litter at Green Lake Park. Photo credit: Randy Wick

The City of Seattle supports volunteers with free bags, gloves, safety vests, and waste disposal.

Spring Clean information, including neighborhood cleanup activities and sign-up packets, is available by calling (206) 233-7187 or by visiting

The program is a partnership between Seattle residents and Seattle Public Utilities, Parks and Recreation, the Department of Neighborhoods, and the Seattle Department of Transportation.

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