‘Season of Service’ to kick off with desert cleanup

Hundreds of volunteers turned out to plant trees last year at Arnie Quinones park. (Courtesy city of Palmdale)

Hundreds turned out to plant trees last year at Arnie Quinones park. (Courtesy city of Palmdale)

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale will kick off its “Season of Service” program with a “Desert Reveal” cleanup on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8:30 am to noon at Avenue S and 70th Street East  in Palmdale.

The project is part of the City’s participation in the “National Day of Service” in recognition of Jan. 20 being Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Volunteers clean planes at Joe Davies airpark.

Volunteers clean planes at Joe Davies Airpark.

“Our ‘Desert Reveal’ cleanup will be the first of five activities we have planned for our ‘Season of Service,’” said Community Programs Supervisor Trish Jones. “The Season of Service is designed to offer service projects for residents to join, and will include a monthly service day as well as information for community members to develop their own projects.”

Volunteers under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must complete a Release of Liability (available at www.cityofpalmdale.org or at event registration). Participants are requested to wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared/able to walk over uneven terrain. Participants must also use work gloves and sun protection. Water will be provided.

Verification of service hours is available.

Other projects in the “Season of Service” will include:

Beds, Paths and Beyond  on Feb. 22
Work side by side with City staff and neighbors to install the infrastructure of the new community garden.
Location: Yucca Neighborhood House, 503 East Avenue Q-3, Palmdale

Pre-Summer Flight Check on March 15
Help prepare this amazing park for a summer of visitors. Work side by side with friends and neighbors among real-life examples of our rich aviation history. Participants must be age 12 or older for this event.
Location: Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, 2001 East Avenue P, Palmdale

Global Youth Service Day on April 19
Youth, families and the young at heart are invited to participate in a park beautification at one of Palmdale’s most beloved parks.
Location: Marie Kerr Park, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93551

Mormon Helping Hands Day on April 26
Sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, join residents in a makeover of this neighborhood jewel.
Location: Desert Sands Park, 39117 3rd Street East, Palmdale

“We encourage residents to participate in one or all of these opportunities to help make Palmdale an even better place to call home,” Jones stated.

For more information on Palmdale’s Season of Service program, call 661-267-5181.

  1 comment for “‘Season of Service’ to kick off with desert cleanup

  1. Johnny Trece
    January 11, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    These are good projects for adults and the youth. East Avenue S and 70th Street East do need to be cleaned up, especially the areas between Pete Knight High School and the Quaries nearby.

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