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Saturday, September 19, 2020

The City of Woodland is announcing its “Community Clean Up” campaign to be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 8 a.m. to noon.  

Mayor Rich Lansburgh says, “Having pride in our community also means lending a hand now and then.  For that reason, I am asking Woodlanders to pitch in and help the City with our Community Clean Up campaign.”  

In this event the City is asking residents help clean up East Main Street from the I-5 exit and all the way into downtown.  We want visitors and residents to feel welcome when they exit the freeway.  As it is now, East Main Street is littered with tumbleweeds, debris and trash.  This community service opportunity gives residents a chance to pitch-in and clean up a section of our city.  

Because of COVID restrictions, this event will be closely monitored to make sure we keep our residents safe and at the same time clean up a portion of the city.  For that reason, we must limit volunteer teams to members of the same family or household.  Masks are encouraged even though this is an outdoor event.  Since it will probably be warm, participants are also encouraged to wear protective clothing and hats.  Participants will be provided with a distinctive T shirt.

The north side of East Main Street will be divided into sections and a “team” will be assigned to a section. Each team must be members of the same family or household.  We will remove trash, debris and dig up tumbleweeds. By working in teams we should have East Main Street cleaned up in just a few hours.   After the cleanup, the City will provide a “drive-through” bagged lunch for all participants.  Cold water will be provided throughout the event. 

Woodland’s Community Service Director Christine Engel has announced that registration for the Mayor’s “Community Clean Up” will begin on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.  Family/household teams should begin to prepare now by selecting their team of volunteers to participate (kids are welcome and encouraged to participate). We will close registration on Friday, September 11, 2020.

Click to register your team. It is recommended that a team have at least five participants.  The City will provide trash bags and tools to help with their cleaning efforts.  The City will collect the debris for proper disposal.

Woodland students participating in the Community Clean Up program will earn community service credits toward their graduation requirements.