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    Beautify Goleta Volunteers Collect More than 700 Pounds of Trash

    80 Volunteers Participated at Five Locations Throughout the City

    The City of Goleta is pleased to announce its Beautify Goleta Community Cleanup event on July 30, 2022, was another huge success! Five community cleanup locations were attended by 80 volunteers who collected 734 pounds of trash to prevent it from polluting our neighborhoods, creeks, and ocean. In addition to trash collected, the Bulky Item Drop-off for Fairview/Kellogg Neighborhood Spotlight also collected 7,967 pounds of furniture, mattresses, and other items! Check out KEYT’s coverage of the event online.

    734 pounds of trash collected 
    7,966 pounds of bulky items collected 
    8,700 pounds of total waste collected 
    6,090 pounds of total waste recycled (70%) 

    We are so thankful and proud of our volunteers and Neighborhood Captains for taking the time and energy to participate in this event. A special thank you to Elks Lodge #613 for hosting our Neighborhood Spotlight, which included a Bulky Item Collection in addition to a volunteer community cleanup. Also, thank you to Big Green and MarBorg for their continuing support of Beautify Goleta events and to Caltrans and Clean California for their Bulky Item Collection support at the Elks Lodge. 

    Here are the results from each cleanup site: 

    Neighborhood Spotlight – Fairview/Kellogg
    30 volunteers picked up a total of 219 pounds of trash from the Fairview/Kellogg neighborhood area! Plus, an additional 7,966 pounds of bulky item waste was dropped off by nearby residents – that’s 8,185 pounds of total trash collected for this site! Thank you to Elks Lodge for providing the use of their parking lot, and thank you to our special guest Captain, Councilmember and Beautify Goleta Founder, Roger Aceves.

    Girsh Park
    15 volunteers, including returning Captains and volunteers from the Goleta Evening Rotary Club, picked up a total of 174 pounds of trash! A special thank you to the Goleta Evening Rotary Club for their hard work and support during each Beautify Goleta event this year. We are so lucky to have such a dedicated organization as a Beautify Goleta partner!

    Lake Los Carneros
    A total of 15 volunteers met at the Lake Los Carneros parking lot to clean areas around Lake Los Carneros and the surrounding neighborhood. In just two hours, they collected 180 pounds of trash! Thank you to returning Captain Jerry Lucera of Waypoint Church for leading this effort. Jerry has led multiple Beautify Goleta events and helped prevent hundreds of pounds of trash from polluting our neighborhoods, creeks, and ocean.

    Evergreen Acres
    Our cleanup at Evergreen Acres Park was led by Susan Klein-Rothschild. Susan has been an amazing Beautify Goleta volunteer, and it was great to have her Captain at this location. Thanks to Susan and 11 volunteers, 33 pounds of trash was removed from the park and nearby neighborhoods! 

    Ellwood Bluffs
    We were lucky to have two amazing Captains for our second round of Ellwood Bluffs – Chris Briones of Okeanos Swimwear and Jennifer Smith. Chris and Jennifer, along with 9 volunteers, collected 128 pounds of trash! Thank you to our returning Captains for helping organize and lead this cleanup. The City is grateful to all the volunteers who came out on Saturday to help Beautify Goleta. If you were not able to be part of this event, you can still join future events! We will have an announcement soon about how we will be participating in Creek Week. Keep an eye out for press releases, and we’ll let you know when you can help #BeautifyGoleta next! For more information, visit https://cityofgoleta.org/beautifygoleta.

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