Rain or shine, Clayton Cleans Up on April 23

April 4, 2016

Shirt Front with background for websiteMuch-needed rains guarantee an abundance of weeds to pull at this year’s Clayton Cleans Up on April 23.

Rain or shine, volunteers can check in at 9 a.m. at Clayton City Hall to claim a bright orange shirt and matching garbage bag to fill with trash and weeds from Clayton’s parks and trails.

While sprucing up Clayton for spring, the Clean Up also celebrates Earth Day. Learn what local clubs and organizations have to share about appreciating this corner of the planet, like growing drought-tolerant plants, conserving water and exploring Mt. Diablo.

Bring the kids, the church group, scout troops and the neighbors. Celebrate after with barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs.

This year’s T-shirt design comes from local artist Sharon Petersen of the Creekside Artists Guild. Petersen is a retired landscape designer and Clayton resident.

“Giving back and caring for the environment have always been important to me, and my design represents the community coming together to work as one for a common cause,” Petersen says.

The event runs 9 a.m.-noon. It is sponsored by the Clayton Pioneer and the city of Clayton, with donations from Republic Services, the Clayton Business and Community Association, Travis Credit Union, Peet’s Coffee, Lynne French and Associates and Innovative Impressions.

Download a registration form at cityofclayton.org and bring it filled out to the event. For more information, call the Pioneer at 672-0500.

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