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Goleta California - Almost 700 Pounds of Trash Picked Up During Second City Wide Beautify Goleta Event 23 May 2022 ( news )
Goleta , state California ( By Press Release office)
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The City of Goleta held its second city - wide Beautify Goleta community cleanup on Saturday , May 21 and are excited to share the results with the community . We are grateful for the seventy - five volunteers who took time out of their Saturday and collected 673 pounds of trash! That’s 673 pounds of trash that will no longer pollute our neighborhoods , creeks and ocean . Volunteers were spread out among four locations: Dos Pueblos/El Encanto , South Old Town , Marketplace , and Jonny D . Wallis Neighborhood Park . The Dos Pueblos/El Encanto location was also the Neighborhood Spotlight , and collected 2 , 900 pounds of furniture , mattresses , and other items as part of the Bulky Item Drop - Off .
We are so thankful and proud of our volunteers and neighborhood captains for taking the time and energy to participate in this event . A special thank you to Goleta Evening Rotary Club and Santa Barbara Habitat for Humanity for hosting their spotlight volunteer groups! Additionally , thank you to Big Green and MarBorg for their continuing support of Beautify Goleta events , and to Dos Pueblos High School for the use of their upper parking lot .
By the Numbers:
673 pounds of trash collected
2 , 900 pounds of bulky items collected
3 , 573 pounds of total waste collected
2 , 512 pounds of total waste recycled ( 70% )
Neighborhood Spotlight - Dos Pueblos/El Encanto:
Twenty volunteers , including the Goleta Evening Rotary Club spotlight volunteer group , picked up a total of 141 pounds of trash from the Dos Pueblos/El Encanto neighborhood area! Plus , an additional 2 , 900 pounds of bulky item waste was dropped off by nearby residents – that ' s 3 , 041 pounds of total trash collected for this site! Thank you to Goleta Evening Rotary Club for supplying coffee and pastries for volunteers . Also , thank you Cheryl Washburn - Lander for being our returning spotlight captain!
South Old Town
Old Town is a popular volunteer cleanup spot , and May 21
was no exception . Thirty - two volunteers , including Santa Barbara Habitat for Humanity , Goleta Presbyterian Church , the Winslowe community , and fellow residents picked up a total of 412 pounds of trash! Thank you to Zoe Atkins of Santa Barbara Habitat for Humanity , and Katie Pazan of Goleta Presbyterian Church for leading this cleanup effort with such an amazing turnout .
This location was brand new for our May 2022 event . A total of 15 volunteers met at the Phelps Road parking lot to clean areas around the Marketplace neighborhood . In just two hours , they were able to collect 71 pounds of trash! Thank you to Jennifer Smith for leading this effort and providing pastries for her volunteers .
Adopt - A - Park at Jonny D . Wallis Neighborhood Park
The City of Goleta’s recently launched
Adopt - A - Park
program held its monthly cleanup at Jonny D . Wallis Neighborhood Park on the same day as Beautify Goleta – this was the perfect opportunity to join forces! Three Beautify Goleta volunteers joined five Goleta Noontime Rotary members to pick up trash , clean benches , and sweep up Jonny D . Wallis Neighborhood Park . In total , 49 pounds of trash were removed from the park .
Thank you again to all the volunteers who came out on Saturday to help Beautify Goleta . If you were not able to be part of this event , you can still join our next event on July 30
by signing up
. For more information on the program , please visit
https://cityofgoleta . org/BeautifyGoleta
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