Volunteers Sought for Beautification of City Parks

As a part of Mayor Swearengin’s on-going Serve Fresno initiative, the City of Fresno is seeking support from the public to help beautify Fresno’s parks. The project continues this Saturday, September 11, as crews will be dispatched to either Einstein Neighborhood Park, 3566 E. Dakota, or Al Radka Neighborhood Park, 5897 E. Belmont, from 8am to Noon to assist with park maintenance.

Community volunteers are invited to help spruce up City parks in need of litter removal, flower bed raking, painting, pruning and other light tasks. Two parks will be identified each week for the project, which will augment the efforts of City maintenance crews.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants, hats, gloves and sun block and bring plenty of drinking water. Basic work tools and supplies will be provided by the City of Fresno. Each volunteer will be required to complete a volunteer form and waiver.

Individuals interested in volunteering should sign up at www.servefresno.com or by calling HandsOn Central California at 559-237-3101. All volunteer hours contributed to the parks cleanup effort will be counted toward Serve Fresno’s goal of generating one million hours of volunteer service in 2010.