350 lend elbow grease to Auburn’s Clean Sweep 2021

Auburn’s annual Clean Sweep drew nearly 350 people to the common cause of beautifying Auburn on April 24.

Community groups, service clubs, businesses, faith-based organizations, scout troops, schools, social service agencies, families and individual residents pitched in on 22 projects across 12 separate sites, said Dana Hinman, director of administration for the city of Auburn.

That included a handful of environmental projects, such as cleanups at Lewis Lake Nature Park, Auburndale Park, Cedar Lanes Park, Mary Olson Farm and Mill Pond Park.

They also worked in and near Les Gove Park to de-weed around buildings, cleaned out the playground’s sandbox, spread bark around the Senior Activity Center and helped remove the surfacing at the spray playground.

Beautification projects also spruced up the Auburn Justice Center, Mountain View Cemetery, the 8th Street Community Garden and the landscape areas around the Avery’s Playground at Lakeland Hills Park.

Dozens of volunteers worked on litter pick-up projects along the A/B Corridor from 3rd to 37th streets, and along I Street Northeast from Harvey Road to 37th Street.

The event was in honor of Earth Day.