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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Trash Talk

Volunteers at Fieldstone and Elk Grove Creek Trail cleanup

Nowhere is the spirit of community more evident than in volunteer efforts. Today we are highlighting the "Elk Grove Anti-Trash Community Cleanup" which meets every Saturday for two hours of litter pickup throughout Elk Grove. 

The movement started at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when David and Khalia Irons set off to make a difference in the world, starting with their neighborhood. Their efforts inspired others into action and, as a testament to the old adage “it takes a village”, they found that others would rather join a collective group effort than set off individually in their respective neighborhood. 

The interest has grown into an organized, regularly scheduled group that collects up to 30 bags of trash during the 2-hour sessions. They’ve even had the support of “guest groups” such as the Squeaky Cleaners from Folsom Lake College who joined the party April 10th in a post-Easter clean up at Oasis Park. New sets of helping hands show up ready to work on Saturdays and the Cosumnes CSD’s Park Operations team follows afterwards picking up and disposing of the collected items.

Are you interested in joining an upcoming community cleanup? Visit the group's Facebook page.

By participating you understand and agree that neither the City of Elk Grove, Cosumnes CSD, or Republic Services, or volunteers may be held liable or responsible in any way for any injury, death, or other damages to you or your family, heirs, or assigns that may occur as a result of your participation, or as a result of product liability or the negligence, whether passive or active, of any party in connection with the clean-ups.

Photo courtesy of Sharon Anderson.

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