Armando Gabaldon, Environmental Services Manage, left, and Scale Operator Alysia Dahlby accept the Clean Up Los Alamos Day Proclamation from Councilor Melanie Hand. Groups and volunteers can register to Clean Up Los Alamos on April 29 online. Photo by Julie Williams-Hill/LAC
Los Alamos County Council on Tuesday evening proclaimed April 29, 2023 Clean Up Los Alamos Day. The proclamation reads as follows:
WHEREAS, Los Alamos County, Environmental Services will sponsor the 20 Year Anniversary of Clean Up Los Alamos Day” on Saturday, April 29, 2023.
WHEREAS, “Clean Up Los Alamos Day” is an opportunity for Los Alamos County residents, organizations, and businesses to join together and take pride in the health and beauty of our community by collectively volunteering to clean up neighborhoods, trails, parks, schools, and businesses; and
WHEREAS, when we participate in activities such as “Clean Up Los Alamos Day,” we set a good example for our children, teaching them we care about protecting our land and open spaces, which in turn strengthens our economy, improves property values, and protects our environment; and
WHEREAS, when we partner as a community in “Clean Up Los Alamos Day,” we encourage everyone to commit to and prioritize reducing, reusing, and recycling habits that promote positive community values that respect our natural resources; and
WHEREAS, Los Alamos County will provide residents with a free disposal day at the Eco Station and Overlook Collection Center on April 29, 2023.
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim Saturday, April 29, 2023 as
“CLEAN UP LOS ALAMOS DAY”
and urge our community, organizations, and businesses to participate; and
FURTHERMORE, I ask our residents to re-dedicate themselves to finding ways to protect and preserve our environment, such as backyard composting, packing a zero-waste lunch, learning about sustainable living, preventing food waste, reusing, and recycling materials.