Guadalupe Neighborhood Association hosting clean up effort

Reported by: Caitlin Napoleoni
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Updated: 4/12/2013 10:51 am
It's clean up time once again. This Saturday, April 13, the Guadalupe Neighborhood Association will be rounding up neighbors and volunteers interested in participating in the annual "Arroyo Clean Up 2013"

This is a community effort to beautify part of Lubbock's Canyon Lakes system. The area in question is north and west of Aztlan Park. Carlos Quirno of the Guadalupe Association says volunteers have gathered in the area about 20 times in the last five years to relieve the park of years of debris accumulation.

"This area was in bad need of help in terms of cleaning debris, getting rid of concrete slabs that were dumped in here after the tornado, a lot of debris like syringes that were being used by drug addicts and children were finding them out here." Said Quirino.

The graduate and undergraduate students under Dr. Gad Perry of the Texas Tech natural resources department will be participating in the cleaning efforts not only as advisers, but also to study the area's environment.

Breakfast and lunch will be available for everyone helping. Clean up will be from 8 a.m. to noon. They are asking that you join them at the corner of North Avenue and Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard at 8 a.m.

They ask for volunteers to bring gloves, rakes, shovels, bow saws, chainsaws and gardening tools.
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