Plan ahead for city cleanup on April 20

March 19, 2013

By David Hayes

The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah is bringing back a long-forgotten Issaquah tradition with a citywide Spring Clean Up.

The event will be April 20 in honor of Earth Day. This year, the beautification party will concentrate on areas south of Interstate 90.

Volunteers — groups and individuals — are needed to spend a couple of hours making a difference in the community. If you can pick up litter, push a broom, use a shovel or plant some flowers, your help is needed. There are jobs for all ages and abilities, and flexible schedules to get the work done. Students can earn their community service hours.

Some of the assignments to choose from include cleaning, weeding and litter pick up at Veterans Memorial Park, the salmon hatchery and train depot, along Front Street, near the Issaquah Food Bank and the community center. Litter cleanup will also happen along Gilman Boulevard, Newport Way and along the walkways on state Route 900.

Your efforts will benefit the people, water and animals in our community.

The Downtown Issaquah Association has already announced that its annual cleanup of the business district will coincide with the citywide event.

Come to the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N., at 9 a.m. for check-in, and to get tools, vests and bags. Refreshments are from noon to 2 p.m.

Email Karen Donovan at to sign up yourself or a group. Provide the number of people, age group, hours available and location preference, if you have one.


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