Photo courtesy of Jim Swan — Volunteers pick up garbage at Dan Porter Park in Clinton in March. Another clean-up is scheduled for this weekend.

Clinton Community Council puts out call for park clean-up volunteers

  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017 10:00am
  • News

Those who missed a community clean-up of Dan Porter Park in Clinton earlier this year will have another chance this weekend.

The Clinton Community Council organized another work party, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 10.

“Our first cleanup in March was a true community effort, and a great start,” wrote Council Member Doug Hofius, in a recent email to The Record. “Many hands help to lighten the load for all of us, and we hope to continue building upon the success of that event.”

More than 30 people attended the spring clean-up. Island County Parks Superintendent Jan Van Muyden said the volunteer workforce accomplished work that he’d been wanting to get done for years, but for a lack of resources.

“Oh my God, it’s incredibly helpful,” he said.

The focus this Saturday is the front portion of the park. Volunteers will work to freshen up the park entry, and the area surrounding Clinton Library.

Volunteers should bring work gloves and eye protection. The county will provide a range of hand tools such as loppers, hand shears, pruning saws, etc., but people are welcome to bring their own. No power tools.

Refreshments will be served.

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