Residents turned out early Saturday to help clean up the area around Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium as part of the city's newly launched Clean Extreme program.
More than 100 people came to help clean, according to Ruth Atkins, volunteer with the Lake Elsinore Historical Society.
On Saturday, the volunteers -- they included city and school district officials -- cleaned Diamond Drive from Railroad Canyon Road and Interstate 15 to the stadium.
"We come out here with gloves and rakes and we do the best we can to clean up targeted areas in our city," Councilman Bob Magee said.
"With the baseball season rapidly approaching, this is the entry point that people are going to see when they come to see the Storm and the Padres," the councilman added.
The city's contracted trash company donated the trash bins for the cleanup and hauled it all away for free, Magee told Patch.
This weekend’s event is the second Clean Extreme for Lake Elsinore. Residents, city officials and local leaders turned out to haul trash and spruce up the area around the
"This is a much smaller operation," Atkins told Patch.
Magee told Patch that the city needs its residents to pitch in and lend helping hands to keep the city pristine.
“It’s about community pride," Magee said.
"We can’t possibly cover every inch of it with our public works staff."