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Downtown Roseburg cleanup set for April 28

April 20, 2018 GMT

For anyone who may have walked through downtown Roseburg and thought that it could use a good cleanup, now is the chance to volunteer and do it.

Downtown Roseburg will get a good scrubbing on April 28 with the help of volunteers in the Downtown Roseburg Clean Up! event put on by the Downtown Roseburg Association and Blue Zones Project — Umpqua.

The association sponsors a few cleanups every year, but it is putting an extra effort into attracting volunteers to the upcoming event, by giving out free hats donated by one of the event sponsors to the first 75 volunteers who sign up.

“We’re trying to make it attractive to volunteers,” association Executive Director Alyssa McConnel said.

The event is also the first collaboration with Blue Zones Project — Umpqua.

Juliete Palenshus, engagement lead for the project, said in a statement that part of what the project works to support is the connection between volunteers and meaningful opportunities to serve in the community.

Volunteers need to show up at 12 p.m. on the day of the event at Eagle’s Park, at the corner of Jackson Street and Lane Avenue, for registration. The event goes through 4 p.m.

While a limited supply of gloves and trash bags, cleaning solutions, and grabbers will be available, volunteers should bring their own gloves, deck brushes, buckets and brooms.

The priorities include picking up trash and cigarette butts, clearing any blocked storm drains, removing stickers and grafitti, washing garbage cans, sweeping, and power washing.

For more information or to preregister, visit http://bit.ly/2HBiwMV