“Keep Santa Clarita Clean” next month’s theme.
The City of Santa Clarita is always on the forefront of creating a sense of community responsibility and pride. As a testament of this the City has developed and is implementing the 2008 Public Safety Month Campaign. The campaign focuses every month on an aspect of safety in the City to be improved upon. All members of the community are encouraged to join the City of Santa Clarita as it celebrates Keep Santa Clarita Clean in the month of May.
Throughout the month, Santa Clarita residents are encouraged to volunteer their time and efforts to help clean-up and beautify the City. The main highlight of Keep Santa Clarita Clean month is the City’s Pride Week, which is a week-long series of community improvement events that will be held Sunday, May 4, through Saturday, May 10.
City residents can volunteer throughout Pride Week to clean-up and beautify not only individual neighborhoods, but the local streets, parks and schools around town as well. The different projects that volunteers can take a part in throughout Pride Week include trash removal, flower planting, graffiti removal and weed pulling. Free T-Shirts and trash bags are provided to those who volunteer for the trash removal duties.
Residents of all ages can come out to help clean-up and maintain areas in the City that need a little attention. Those interested in volunteering their time during pride week need to simply register and select a project through the City’s volunteer coordinator. The City then provides the site for improvement as well as all of the necessary supplies.
Also held in conjunction with Pride Week is Graffiti Wipe Out Day, an event held to eradicate graffiti city-wide. Graffiti Wipe Out Day is held on the last day of Pride Week, Saturday, May 10th and runs from 8:00 a.m. to noon. At this event, volunteers are grouped into teams to paint over graffiti. The City provides all of the removal materials for the volunteers and also coordinates and supervises the graffiti removal.
If you are interested in registering to volunteer for Pride Week, or if you would like to obtain further information on the 2008 Public Safety Month campaign, please call the City’s Community Services Division at (661) 255-4965.