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City officials kick off 'Spring Cleaning' initiative by picking up trash at Alamitos Beach

City leaders hope to spruce up parks and other public spaces, while encouraging residents to tidy up their own neighborhoods.

City officials kick off 'Spring Cleaning' initiative by picking up trash at Alamitos Beach
Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson picks up trash at Alamitos Beach after announcing a month-long initiative to beautify the city Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Photo by Jake Gotta.

Long Beach officials announced the city’s new “Spring Cleaning” initiative Wednesday during a press conference at Alamitos Beach, followed by a beach cleanup to kick off the citywide beautification project.

The effort involves several community cleanups that will “beautify beaches, parks and public spaces,” according to a city news release.

During the event, Mayor Rex Richardson invited the community to join in by “working together with your neighbors and helping to get Long Beach ready for the summer.”

Mayor Rex Richardson was joined by other city officials and workers at Alamitos Beach to announce Long Beach’s “Spring Cleaning” initiative Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Photo by Jake Gotta.

The month-long effort encourages community members to volunteer for city-sponsored cleanups as well as host their own events to clean up the city, officials said.

“It will take a community-wide effort to make Long Beach what it needs to be,” Councilmember Mary Zendejas said during the event. “So join hands with us and let’s clean up Long Beach together.”

For more information on future spring cleaning events, visit longbeach.gov/springcleaning.

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