Cleaning up Castle Pines together
The City of Castle Pines held its first Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 1.
According to City officials, the cleanup was a great success. A little more than 50 people came out to pitch in their time and energy to make sure the parks no longer had trash and debris hiding in the bushes.
Due to the windy weather so often seen in Castle Pines, four of the city parks needed a little love and attention. Coyote Ridge Park, Elk Ridge Park, The Retreat Park and The Green each had a dozen or more community members making sure the trash was picked up and bagged. From food and beverage containers to construction debris and yard waste, each park had its share of items to clear away.
Trash was also collected near major roadways such as Castle Pines Parkway, Lagae Road and Monarch Boulevard.
Jolene Richardson, event coordinator for the City of Castle Pines said, “Spending a little time on a single weekend can pay dividends for months to come by not letting trash and other debris collect in our parks, neighborhoods and open spaces.”
Richardson went on to say the cleanup day will for sure come back in the future. The hope is next time more partnerships will be built with homeowner associations, local schools and other organizations to reach even more people to help keep the city clean. Every hand pitching in makes a difference and more help will be needed as the city continues to grow.
By Karen Leigh; photo courtesy of the City of Castle Pines