Thank you, Team A.K.E.A, for a job well done! Check out the gallery for more pictures from this worthwhile event.
This comes from the City of Auburn Parks, Art, and Recreation Department:
Greetings Clean Sweepers – Thank you all so much for your hard work and volunteer support for the City of Auburn’s 2017 Clean Sweep event in honor of Earth Day!
We estimate nearly 800 individuals from community groups, service clubs, businesses, faith-based organizations, scout troops, schools, social service agencies, families and individual citizens worked to help beautify Auburn.
Here is a fun video that was captured as part of the morning festivities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y64R-fU36iI&feature=youtu.be
And while the video wasn’t able to feature all of our fantastic groups – we are grateful for your volunteer support and your community spirit! Please feel free to share any photos that you took on the City of Auburn’s Facebook Page so we can capture the hard work of all our volunteers.
This year, we had 22 projects across 14 separate sites. Volunteers worked on a handful of environmental projects around town, including projects at the Auburn Environmental Park and Fenster Nature Park. They removed invasive plants at Auburndale Park; pruned and removed blackberry and understory at Cedar Lanes Park and the West Auburn Lake Property; and cleaned-up Mill Pond Park. Over at Les Gove Park, volunteers planted trees and shrubs around the campus, picked up rocks in the south field, and painted beams for a pergola structure along Auburn Way South. Volunteers created a walking path at the Community Garden, completed beautification projects at the Auburn Justice Center,and painted trash enclosures and picked up trash in the downtown core. Roegner Park got a new playground and some new trees thanks to volunteer efforts, groups along the White River Trail spread wood chips in the landscaping areas and removed vegetation along the trail, a planting project was completed at Mary Olson Farm, and landscaping efforts were finished at Mountain View Cemetery.
We love our volunteers and want you all to know we are grateful for your willingness to volunteer and are in awe of your community spirit, pride and dedication to Auburn.
If you have any feedback about the event, or your project, please let us know. And, please mark your calendar for the event next year, scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018.