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Massive Volunteer Effort To Clean Up Lake Elsinore Underway

Beginning with the first highly-attended Clean Extreme Jan. 28 at the Elsinore Naval and Military School on Grand Avenue., residents have been coming out en mass to tidy up their city.

Nearly 400 local volunteers are expected to gather in the city’s historic areas Sept. 16 as part of another “Clean Extreme” event.

“There are a lot of people expected to turnout this weekend,” said Keith Eredia, who works the pro services desk at the He and his employer are actively involved in Sunday’s event. “We have more than 350 volunteers [from across the city] signed up” – not including people who may have signed up with the city, he said.

The number doesn’t figure in walkups either.

Beginning with at the , residents have been coming out en mass to tidy up their city.

As for Sunday’s event, everyone is welcome. The city, local area churches, businesses, organizations and residents will be picking up trash and doing other chores from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to Justin Carlson, management analyst for the City of Lake Elsinore.

The areas designated for cleanup will be in and around Main Street, and along Lakeshore Drive, between Riverside Drive and Chaney Street, according to Carlson.

Volunteers are being asked to meet at , 21901 Railroad Canyon Road, for a pre-event meeting, and to come ready to work wearing proper shoes, clothing, gloves and sun protection. Volunteers should also bring water.

While most volunteers will be removing weeds, trash and debris from the designated areas, Good Samaritans from Lowe’s, Lamb’s Fellowship and the city will lend a hand over at the Projects expected to be completed at the Center by Sunday afternoon are the installation of four new windows, one double door, painting, stucco repair, new fencing and weeding, Eredia said.

The city purchased the windows and door for the Center, while Lowe’s is donating the bulk of the remaining materials; Lamb’s is providing the manpower, Eredia continued.

For more information on volunteering with Sunday’s Clean Extreme, visit www.lake-elsinore.org or call 951-674-3124 before 4 p.m. Friday.

Krissy September 14, 2012 at 03:05 PM
I think this is awesome. I moved from OC to LE years ago and I have to say that I just love the people...so much friendlier and people actually say "hi" when you pass them. The only thing wrong with LE is the trash. I think the City should come down a lot harder on people just dumping stuff everywhere (even in their own yards) or maybe offer more bins every few months throughout the city so that people can dump their trash legally? I don't know, but I think it's cool that people are coming together to clean it up!
J Carabine September 14, 2012 at 03:20 PM
It is great that they are helping the community clean up LE. I agree with Krissy and wish more LE residents would take pride in their city, it starts with your own backyard. Teach your children some respect for property of others, don't throw your trash on the street or in a vacant lot. Lamb's Fellowship is an amazing group that helps the community is so many ways.
K.B. September 14, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Its great to see Lowe's of Lake Elsinore, Lambs Fellowship and the City come together to help our local Senior Citizens. I was a part of this on Thursday and will again go out on Sunday with over 60+ Volunteers to help in cleaning up around the Ctr. and do some Renovations. Thursday we had approx. 15+ associates from Lowe's donate their time to come out as well as Habitat for Humanity, Lambs Fellowship and some City workers. Its amazing what we can accomplish with a little help. Giving back to our Community.
Teller of Truth September 14, 2012 at 05:17 PM
"The only thing wrong with LE is the trash." ?????
John Larsen September 14, 2012 at 06:45 PM
This is our community at our best! Positive action + visible results = Pride. See you on Sunday!
Rellis September 14, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Can I recommend next time doing this on a Saturday? I would love to attend but I have church obligations on Sundays.
Toni McAllister (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 08:17 PM
So true John ... Big shout out to all the volunteers! You guys are awesome!!!
Sam September 14, 2012 at 09:02 PM
I'm sure God would give you a pass for such a good cause.
Anon September 15, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Our code enforcement officers spend a lot of time eating lunch and BS'ing with each other instead of driving around and citing the people who need it.
Anthony September 15, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Indeed!

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