Volunteer Clean-Up Days consisting of graffiti cleanup and litter pickup are scheduled in September and October in Spokane.
The schedule includes:
Saturday, Sept. 16 – The Lands Council and the City of Spokane will partner on the 20th annual Spokane River Cleanup from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is a self-guided event. Start whenever you want in that timeframe. There won’t be a morning volunteer briefing. Bags can be picked up from Wednesday, Sept. 13, through Friday, Sept. 15, from noon to 3 p.m. or 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Saranac Lobby, 25 W. Main St. Bags will not be distributed to volunteers on the river. If you do not pick up bags, please use your own. Trash must be at designated places marked by the cones by 2 p.m. as that is when the City will pick it up. To sign up or for more information, visit the Lands Council website. Call 509-838-4912 or email email@example.com for questions.
Friday, Sept. 22 – A graffiti cover-up and litter pick-up organized by the City’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Audubon-Downriver neighborhood. Meet at the Audubon Park play area, 3405 N. Milton St., at 10 a.m. for an orientation and supplies. Sign up on Eventbrite.com.
Friday, Oct. 6 – A graffiti cover-up and litter pick-up organized by ONS will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the East Central neighborhood. Meet at the Liberty Park Library, 402 S. Pittsburg St., at 10 a.m. for an orientation and supplies. Sign up on Eventbrite.com. Friday, Oct. 13 – A graffiti cover-up and litter pick-up organized by ONS will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Riverside neighborhood.Volunteers meet at the Grocery Outlet parking lot, 1617 E. Third Ave., at 10 a.m. Sign up on Eventbrite.com.
“These activities are an excellent way for individuals, business teams and civic groups to volunteer for our community and help spruce it up this fall,” said ONS Director Patrick Striker.
Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and bring water. For questions on the final three events, email ONS Community Engagement Programs Manager Pollyanne Birge at firstname.lastname@example.org.