Volunteers sought for Auburn's Clean Sweep

State Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn), left, joined City and community leaders in last year
State Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn), left, joined City and community leaders in last year's Clean Sweep in downtown Auburn.
— image credit: Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter

For the Reporter

The City of Auburn seeks volunteers for Clean Sweep 2014 on Saturday, May 3.

Clean Sweep kicks off at 7:30 a.m. at City Hall, 25 W. Main St., with group registration and a pancake breakfast prepared by Kiwanis Club of Auburn.

Volunteers will then participate in a ceremonial Clean Sweep down the Main Street sidewalks at 8:30 a.m., followed by the collective volunteer projects at various sites throughout Auburn beginning around 9 a.m.

The community-wide volunteer effort will focus on cleanup and beautification efforts. Volunteer groups will work on general cleanup, landscaping, weeding and other projects at various park sites, trails and other sites around Auburn.

Volunteers can register on-line and can either choose to participate in a specific project or can ask to be assigned to the project that is in need of the most volunteer support.

Service clubs, social service agencies, faith-based groups, scouting troops, businesses and individuals are being asked to come together and work side-by-side to help with the planting project.

Volunteers will be asked to bring tools based on their volunteer assignment (determined once registered), gardening or work gloves, and a broom for the ceremonial sweep along the Main Street sidewalks.

Participants are encouraged to wear T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, or other clothing that identifies their group. The City will provide breakfast, instruction sheets for each project site, and garbage bags and dumpsters for debris.

For additional information about Clean Sweep, call Julie Krueger at 253-804-5042 or email


Register online via the City’s website or download registration information and return the form by mail to: Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation ATTN: CLEAN SWEEP 910 Ninth St. SE, Auburn WA 98002 or fax at 253-931-4005.


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