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Mayor’s Citywide Community CleanUP Event Announcement

Mayor Jerry Dyer today announced that registrations are now open for the Mayor’s Citywide Community CleanUP Day, a special event that invites individuals as well as non-profits, service clubs, schools, churches, businesses and individuals to serve the community on Saturday, August 14, by picking up litter from yards, parks, streets, alleys, riverfronts and other public areas.  Participants are encouraged to choose their own area within the city limits to clean or select from our list of four cleanup hub sites.

1.    Downtown Fresno – co-hosted by the Downtown Fresno Partnership

            The event will clean up the area around City Hall and Community Regional Medical      

            Center bordered by N Street to U Street and Tulare to Divisadero/Stanislaus Street

2.    West Fresno – co-hosted by Refinery West Church

The event will clean up the Ashlan Corridor between Highway 99 and Polk Avenue.

3.    Central Fresno – co-hosted by Fresno Metro Ministry, the Better Blackstone Association, and the Fresno Community Health Improvement Partnership

            The event will clean up the Blackstone Corridor between Shields and Ashlan Avenues.

4.    Southeast Fresno – co-hosted by Every Neighborhood Partnership

            The event will clean up the neighborhoods around Butler and Chestnut Avenues.

“My Beautify Fresno initiative is already showing results, not just in the amount of trash hauled away and in the city’s improved appearance, but most importantly with the number of residents who are showing up weekly to volunteer their time.  I want to not only keep this going, but to grow it,” said Mayor Dyer.  “The Mayor’s Citywide Community CleanUP Day brings together non-profits, service clubs, schools, churches and businesses, who along with individual city residents, ensure the momentum to improve Fresno’s curb appeal continues.”

Beautify Fresno will provide supplies for all registered cleanup areas, including paper pickers, trash bags, and gloves, and will arrange pick up for all trash collected at their registered site. Volunteers are encouraged to choose a location that is important to them.  Locations can include parks, streets, school campuses, waterways, or even empty lots and must be registered in advance.

The event is open to participants of all ages and will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  All participants are invited to an outdoor celebration rally in the Manchester Center parking lot, on the corner of Blackstone and Shields, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and will include free food trucks, music and activities for children.

Mayor Dyer is hoping to attract over 2,000 volunteers.  Interested individuals and groups can find out more about each event and sign up by visiting https://www.beautifyfresno.org/citywide-cleanup-day/.  The first 2,000 participants will receive a free t-shirt and a ticket to “Beautify Fresno Night” with the Fresno Grizzlies on Saturday, August 14.  

Beautify Fresno will continue to follow guidance from our national advisors at Keep America Beautiful, as well as all health and safety protocols from the CDC and the Fresno County Department of Public Health. 

Follow Beautify Fresno on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @beautifyfresno or visit our website www.beautifyfresno.org.

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