On Saturday, November 15th, 2014, the Neighborhood Services Unit and Parks, Recreation, and Public Facilities staff partnered with volunteers from the Turlock Covenant Church in an effort to beautify our community by cleaning up our alleys. As alley ways are not regularly traveled, alley ways are a target for illegal dumping of unwanted items, such as furniture and garbage.
A total of 8.64 tons (17,280 pounds) of debris and 11 abandoned shopping carts were collected as a result of the hard work from this collaboration, better known as the Alley Cats. This is the second clean up that the Alley Cats have held this year, with their last clean up totaling in with just over 7,000 pounds of garbage collected.
Neighborhoods that benefitted from this clean up were: South Ave., Vermont Ave., West Ave. S, Angelus St., Orange St., and S Laurel St. This cleanup project benefits Public Safety by making sure there is good access for emergency vehicles to travel down these alleys, if needed.
A BIG thank you to Turlock Scavenger for allowing us to dump all of the refuse for free, to the Turlock Covenant Church Volunteers and our City of Turlock Staff for their participation in this cleanup project. It helps the Turlock Fire Department accomplish our mission of “protecting our quality of life with pride and compassion!”