Volunteers needed for “Desert Reveal” cleanup Saturday

Members of the California Conservation Corps participated in a desert clean up in September.

Members of the California Conservation Corps participated in a desert clean up in September.

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale will kick off its “Season of Service” program this Saturday, Jan. 25 with a “Desert Reveal” clean up at Avenue S and 70th Street East in Palmdale, as part of the City’s participation in the “National Day of Service” in recognition Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The cleanup will be held from 8:30 am to noon. 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.

“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,” said Community Programs Supervisor Trish Jones. “This is the first of five activities we have planned for this year.”

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

Beds, Paths and Beyond – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 Park39117 3rd Street East, Palmdale

For more information, call 661/267-5181.

  2 comments for “Volunteers needed for “Desert Reveal” cleanup Saturday

  1. WhatNiceNews
    January 23, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Im glad they have nice activities like this, raising awareness that our eco -system around is also home, lets keep events like this going on, makes me proud of living in such a beautiful desert.

  2. tommy
    January 23, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Yeah…No Thanks, I did my part for years to clean up the desert and what did it get me a ticket for riding my dirt bike, you see a group called “The Desert Conservartory” they have a office in Quartz Hill right next to the post office, well they collect money from you and I and then they take that money give it to LASD and pay Deputies to write tickets in the desert for riding dirt bikes, not one penny goes to prevent desert dumping, the dirt bikers were the only ones running off the illegal dumpers and now were gone because of the bull[removed] tickets.

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