The public is invited to help the city of Atascadero pull weeds, tidy up trails and landscape open space during a new series of community cleanup days.
The volunteer program was launched in recent weeks by the city’s Public Works Department after some members of the community sought opportunities to help the city.
“We frequently have requests from residents to help clean our parks, trails, pick up roadside litter or assist in other ways,” Deputy Public Works Director Geoff English said. “The volunteer spirit runs deep in Atascadero.”
Volunteers are invited to help pick up litter, pull weeds, spread mulch, rake and other tasks starting this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Creek Side Park. Those interested in helping should meet at City Hall, 6907 El Camino Real where a public works employee will lead volunteers to the park site.
Wearing work boots, gloves, safety glasses, long pants and hats is advised.
To reserve a spot or to ask questions, contact Tom Jamason at 470-3146.
The next cleanup days are planned for:
- July 14 at Stadium Park: Meet at the entrance at Capistrano Avenueand Hospital Drive.
- Aug 11 at Atascadero Lake Park: Meet at the Morro Road parking lotnext to the Charles Paddock Zoo.
- Sept. 15 at the De Anza Trail: Meet at the front gate of the city’spublic works yard at 8005 Gabarda Ave.