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Get out there and clean

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 5, 2009 at 5:00 am |
June 5, 2009 5:00 am

The City of Tacoma is sponsoring a citywide clean-up Saturday.

“The clean sweep event is an opportunity for our community to come together and take pride in Tacoma’s neighborhoods through cleanups, graffiti removal and open space cleanups,” a press release states.

Officials selected five sites for cleanup. The locations were chosen based on crime, nuisance, overgrowth and graffiti data along with information about other clean ups this year.

The following will take place from 9 a.m. to noon:

Central District Neighborhood Cleanup (6th Avenue to South 12th Street, Sprague Street to Orchard Street).

Open Space Cleanup at Garfield Gulch and Julia’s Gulch.

Graffiti Removal in Northeast Tacoma.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Property Security Evaluations (near 6th Avenue – South 8th to North 8th streets, from Steele to Alder streets).

The PAC/YAK neighborhood cleanup will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The boundaries for that cleanup are Pacific Avenue to Yakima Avenue, South 64th to South 72nd streets.

Afterward, volunteers are invited to a celebration from noon to 3 p.m. at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. The event is for all volunteers who’ve picked up garbage and debris during a neighborhood or clean up this year. Volunteers get admission to the zoo, a hot dog and soda.

For more information, call Community Relations Office at (253) 591-5054 or visit the Web site.

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