Last weekend, the Neighborhood Services Unit and Parks, Recreation, and Public Facilities staff partnered with volunteers from the Turlock Covenant Church to clean up alleys in an effort to beautify the Turlock community.
Alley ways are a target for illegal dumping of unwanted items, such as furniture and garbage, as alleys are not regularly traveled.
In total, the collaboration, better known as the Alley Cats, collected a total of 8.64 tons, or 17,280 pounds, of debris and 11 abandoned shopping carts.
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 benefited from the clean up include, South Avenue, Vermont Avenue, West Avenue, Angelus Street, Orange Street, and South Laurel Street.
Along with beautifying the Turlock community, cleanup also benefits public safety by making sure there is good access for emergency vehicles to travel through these alley ways if needed.
The Turlock Fire Department gave a big thank you to Turlock Scavenger for allowing them to dump all of the refuse for free, and to the Turlock Covenant Church Volunteers and the City of Turlock staff for their participation in this cleanup project.
Courtesy of Turlock Fire Department