Volunteers Turn Out To Clean Diamond Drive

This weekend’s event is the second Clean Extreme for Lake Elsinore.

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."





lamar hightower March 24, 2012 at 05:46 PM
You're ignorant
Frank Stick March 24, 2012 at 06:44 PM
I agree with lamar!
Katheryn March 24, 2012 at 07:01 PM
James Carville, you could be on to something, what's your opinion based on? We have all read ABLE's blog and when there's smoke there is usually fire.
julian March 24, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Really glad that this event was covered. Thanks for the pictures. Wish I could have been there. I applaud all the people who showed up.
julian March 24, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Magee showed up so there is that. I respect his effort.
LikeHellSenior March 24, 2012 at 07:26 PM
It was interesting observing the volunteers who showed up. Councilmember Bob Magee was there. Mayor Tisdale was there. Bob Brady was there, tools in hand helping the community, even after he was fired. And dozens of selfless volunteers showed up. But councilmembers Melendez, Weber, and Hickman were all conspicuously absent. Maybe they're off with their sugar daddy Michel Knight coming up with new ways to fritter away more of the city's money. Well, thank you to those people who did show up. You're the real public servants!
Diana March 25, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Thank you David, James/LER has been harassing me for months. Kudos to you and the rest of the others for your efforts to clean up our town.
lamar hightower March 25, 2012 at 02:52 AM
Amen Brother
Anon March 25, 2012 at 05:44 AM
How can we get involved in this? I walk 4 days a week and pick up trash along the way. People are so ignorant the way they litter every where. I would love to get a couple of my friends involved in this too.
julian March 25, 2012 at 04:57 PM
I do the same thing too, who would have thought we have something in common.
Tonto March 25, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Who scored on the plastic bottles and aluminum cans? Money should go to stop taggers :)


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