Volunteers sought for city-wide Clean Sweep on April 22

The City of Auburn seeks volunteers for the Clean Sweep project on Saturday, April 22.

The community-wide volunteer effort will focus on major cleanup and beautification efforts in public areas of the City.

Volunteer groups will work on general cleanup, landscaping, planting, weeding and other projects at various parks, trails and other environmental sites around Auburn. Volunteers 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.

Clean Sweep kicks off at 7:30 a.m. at Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. Registered groups will check in at City Hall and enjoy a 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 around Auburn beginning around 9:00 a.m.

To register as a group or individual, visit auburnwa.gov/events.

For more information about the event, call 253-804-5049 or email avaldez@auburnwa.gov.