FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2010
Karrie Spitzer, Community Relations, email@example.com, (253) 591-5790
Allyson Griffith, Community Based Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, (253) 591-5119
Clean communities benefit everyone. With Earth Day in mind, on Saturday, April 24, various neighborhoods and parks have scheduled cleanups. This is a great opportunity to volunteer and to help beautify Tacoma.
Homeowners and renters in single-family and duplex residences who live between Interstate-5 and South 38th Street between Thompson Avenue and the east city limits can unload unwanted items between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:
DomeTop Neighborhood Alliance Clean up
Contact: Lynnette Scheidt 253-905-8018
Dump site: Tacoma Dome Lot G 2727 East D "G lot"
Lincoln Lawgs and Lincoln South Cleanup
Contact: Sally Budack 253-474-4202
Dump site: Lincoln High School Parking Lot 3702 South Park
First Creek Neighbors Cleanup
Contact Info: Edwina Magrum 253-474-7083
Dump site: 3009 Portland Ave.
All that is required to dump is a proof of residence such as a driver’s license or current utility bill.
McKinley Park CleanUp
The Dome Top Neighborhood Alliance will also host a cleanup at McKinley Park in recognition of Metro Parks’ Parks Appreciation Day. The cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 12 p.m. (900 Upper Park St. E.)
Lower First Creek Cleanup
Community members interested in cleaning up the lower portion of First Creek are invited to meet at First Creek and Fairbanks Street at 10 a.m. on April 24. Volunteers are needed to help clean and remove non-native (invasive) plants in several key areas around the creek near Fairbanks. For more information, contact Dan Fear at (253) 304-2808 or email@example.com.
Items that can’t be dumped include: materials from a business; cars, motorcycles, campers or boat parts; truck canopies, trailers, boats or recreational vehicles; daily household garbage; hazardous waste; riding mowers; and animal carcasses.
Successful cleanups require the work of many. Clean neighborhoods make safer neighborhoods. For more information about Community Based Services, visit www.cityoftacoma.org/cbs.