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Downtown Clean-Up Day April 17

Tue, Mar 22, 2011

The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association (ADHDA) is organizing a downtown clean-up day for Sunday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and is looking for volunteers. In preparation for the Astoria Sunday Market, tourist season and the Astoria Bicentennial Celebration opening events, ADHDA would like to help make sure Astoria looks its best. We will be working on various projects throughout the downtown historic district, including picking up trash, cleaning lamp posts and trash cans, and clearing moss. All necessary cleaning supplies and lunch will be provided to volunteers. If you are interested in participating in this community event please contact Blaire Buergler at 503.791.7940 or Business and property owners are encouraged to spruce-up their buildings and storefront areas as well (several have already power washed and done some spring cleaning – thank you!). Please help make Astoria look spectacular for its 200th birthday celebration.

In conjunction with the downtown clean-up day, the 2011 Spring Community Clean-up event is also scheduled for Sunday, April 17 at the Astoria Transfer Station. This is the day residential trash is accepted at no charge (certain restrictions apply). The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the transfer station on Williamsport Road. The event is open only to residents within Astoria city limits who are Western Oregon Waste customers. Everyone is encouraged to help to make our City more attractive. Clean your yards, sidewalks, and pick up trash - anything to help clean up our City.

In addition to Sunday’s events, Clatsop Coin, Clatsop Community Bank, Knutsen Insurance, and TC Home Furnishings are sponsoring a community “shred-it” event on Saturday, April 16. There will be a SHRED-IT truck outside of the Astoria Branch of Clatsop Community Bank in downtown Astoria between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. This is an opportunity to properly dispose of any documents that contain personal information. There is a suggested $5 donation per “banker box” or large trash bag. Volunteers are needed to help with this event as well.

If you are interested in participating in the downtown clean-up or shred-it event, or you have any questions, contact Downtown Coordinator Blaire Buergler at 503.791.7940 or

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