The sixth annual Alberta Earth Day Clean Up, presented by Pacific Power and organized by Alberta Main Street, takes place on April 23, 2016. Operation Clean Sweep 2016 provides an opportunity for friends and neighbors to getinvolved with their community.
Rain or shine, neighborhood volunteers will focus on cleaning up litter and removing graffiti along NE Alberta Street between MLK Jr. Boulevard and NE 33rd Avenue and finish with a post-cleanup celebration featuring food and prizes.
New this year, through a partnership with Pacific Power, volunteers and anyone that signs up for paperless billing will receive a $5.00 coupon valid for any purchase at participating Alberta Street businesses.
Volunteers are expected from all over Portland, from student groups and youth organizations, to neighbors and local businesses. Sara Wittenberg, Alberta Main Street executive director, promises another year of camaraderie.
The Golden Garbage Awards and post-cleanup festivities will take place immediately following the clean up with pizza for lunch, Salt & Straw Ice Cream, and a raffle featuring prizes from local businesses including a gift certificate good for 2 nights at Vacasa’s Hidden Villa Cottages at Cannon Beach!! The celebration will end around 1:30 p.m.
Volunteer check-in is at 10a.m. at Alberta Central (NE 18th and Alberta) and clean up starts at 10:30 a.m. Volunteers are asked to bring their own water bottle, gloves and any tools like screwdrivers, pliers and razor blade scrapers. Volunteers should pre-register online.
Alberta Main Street advances efforts to develop Alberta Street as a vibrant, creative, equitable, and sustainable commercial district serving residents and visitors to our community. Learn more about Alberta Main Street here.