What happens when you bring together 200 dedicated people who care about their community in a fierce way? A major impact, that's what. On Sunday, March 20th, despite drizzly skies, residents, business owners, students, and people who simply care about their community, came out in force for the biggest Carlsbad Village cleanup to date. I kid you not, it was hard to find trash after this crew was done loving on our downtown.
With tremendous collaboration led by Richness of Giving, with assistance by the Carlsbad Village Association, the event sponsor Visit Carlsbad went above and beyond and was responsible for the awesome t-shirts seen all throughout the Village Sunday morning! It truly was a sea of blue! Thank you to the Village Faire Shopping Center for giving us a home base for this amazing event.
Supporter Engel & Volkers Carlsbad provided much needed supplies in the way of trash and recycling buckets, grabbers, and safety vests. Their dedication to the I Love A Clean San Diego effort made them a natural for this local cleanup event and their support was so helpful.
And thanks to the Carlsbad High School C3 Club, a student activist group helping the environment and community, every attendee could shoot a QR code to their app and quickly get a list of Village hot spots to target for cleanup purposes. This student-led group performs weekly cleanups throughout Carlsbad and are as dedicated as they come!
The City of Carlsbad Chief of Police, Mickey Williams, and Mayor Pro Tem, Keith Blackburn, kicked off the event with a hearty thank you message, reminding all in attendance of how special Carlsbad Village is and thanking the volunteers for their extreme dedication.
This community collaboration was truly a sight to see. We all are looking forward to joining forces again in August and helping our beloved downtown Carlsbad Village shine, shine, shine. Stay tuned for more details!