The city of Campbell is looking for residents eager and willing to help clean up portions of the city next Saturday.
The city is participating in the annual Great American Litter Pick Up on April 29. A national project founded by the Keep America Beautiful program, Campbell will be among 20,000 communities participating.
There will be five areas targeted for a sprucing up: Los Gatos Creek County Park, the Los Gatos Creek Trail, the freeway on- and off-ramps at Camden Avenue and Highway 17, along the railroad tracks near Winchester Boulevard and Hacienda Avenue and the railroad tracks along Rolling Hills Middle School.
Volunteers are also needed to plant trees and spread playground wood-fiber surfacing and sand at Campbell Park.
According to the city, last year’s annual cleanup saw 200 volunteers throughout the day to help clean parts of the Los Gatos Creek Trail, remove graffiti, and remove litter along train tracks running along Winchester Boulevard to Hacienda Avenue and Old Camden.
The litter pickup over the years has seen an array of organizations, residents and city officials cleaning graffiti and picking up garbage strewn along trails and in parks. Last year Caltrans, Valley Transportation Authority and the West Valley Clean Water Program provided support and recognized volunteers for their assistance throughout the day.
According to the city, 10 trees were planted and 100 yards of playground surfacing were spread on three playgrounds last year. Three tons of decomposed granite was added to pathways. The cleanup collected 3,160 pounds of recycling and 900 pounds of trash. During the day volunteers provided…
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