SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) and its volunteers will join Mayor Ed Lee, Department of Public Works (DPW) and fellow city and community agencies to celebrate Chinese New Year with Community Clean Team clean-up in District 2 and 3 which will kick off at Portsmouth Square on Saturday, February 4, 2012.
“Together with our volunteers and Community Clean Team partners, we ensure the continuing vitality and health of neighborhood parks and playgrounds,” said, Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager. “We are excited to welcome the Year of the Dragon with clean-ups around our City.”
The Community Clean Team event will start with lion dancing and remarks from Mayor Lee and city leaders. Then RPD staff and volunteers will head to Alta Plaza Park in District 2 and Willie Woo Woo Wong Playground in District 3 for clean-up, tree planting, landscaping and gardening projects, removing weeds, and abating graffiti.
Moreover, RPD volunteers often participate citywide activities including gardening and ecological restoration, leading nature walks, coaching soccer, tutoring students in after school programs, working with seniors, supporting special events, office administration, theater production, and more.