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Fallbrook cleans up for Earth Day

 

Last updated 4/27/2018 at 6:20am

Boy Scout Troop 725 is ready to clean up Fallbrook, from left, Henry Ballif, Lily Ballif, Gwen Peterson, Hans Peterson, Jared Peterson, Cooper Vance, Pamela Carter and Seth Carter.

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance celebrated Earth Day with its bi-annual Community Wide Clean Up, this past Saturday, April 21. A total of 51 people volunteered their time to help clean up Fallbrook streets and parks, 13 of whom were children.

Bags, gloves, pickers and vests were available for use by the participants who picked up trash and recyclable materials, resulting in the removal of over 610 pounds of trash from Fallbrook streets

FBA estimates that just over 11 miles of streets were cleaned. Volunteers also reported back on other areas of concern, such as locations where graffiti, shopping carts and illegally dumped items were found, for follow up action.

Individuals, families and teams came together or met up that morning including Boy Scout Troop 725. Other local groups that participated include the American Heritage Girls Troop, the Fallbrook Garden Club, the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, as well as numerous families, friends and young adults. Volunteers were assigned streets and worked in pairs or groups.

The youngest volunteer at the Community Wide Clean Up is Jackson Premo.

Many volunteers brought their own decorated buckets to use to collect trash and were able to enter the "bling your bucket contest". By using decorated buckets rather than single use plastic bags, participants were able to express their creativity while spreading awareness of the importance of keeping our roadways and waterways clean.

The clean up day was scheduled in conjunction with "I Love A Clean San Diego" Annual Clean Up Day. Fallbrook joined over 100 other communities and clean up sites removing an estimated 105 tons of debris from local rivers, creeks, canyons, neighborhoods, parks, beaches and bays.

Final results and more photos will be available shortly at http://www.fallbrookbeautification.org./

Anyone interested in learning more about FBA and other projects it is involved in to make Fallbrook a healthier and more beautiful place to live and work can find out more on the website as well. The next community wide clean up will be held in September.

 

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