Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson is hosting a fall cleanup in the Whitney area on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in partnership with Get Outdoors Nevada and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Southeast Area Command.
Residents and volunteers are asked to gather at 9 a.m. at the entrance to Hacienda Heights Apartments, located at 5145 Rawhide, just east of Nellis Boulevard. At 9:30 a.m. rakes, shovels, gloves, trash bags, paint brushes and other supplies will be handed out, and then volunteers will head out to clean up trash and paint over graffiti. Residents who have large items to dispose of can put them in dumpsters that will be located at the Whitney Community Center parking lot.
"I am happy to host this cleanup event with our community partners," said Commissioner Gibson, whose Commission District G includes the Whitney area. "It's a wonderful opportunity to spend some time outside, meet your neighbors and help your community."
Anyone interested in volunteering for the cleanup can contact Blanca Vazquez at (702) 455-8531. Volunteers are encouraged to register online through the Get Outdoors Nevada's website at https://getoutdoorsnevada.org/events/. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Southeast Area Command is a partner in the effort through its Safety Through Outreach and Prevention (STOP) Program.
Clark County regularly teams up with community partners to host neighborhood cleanups. The County's Keep Clark County Clean website pages at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov offer a resource guide to tell residents how and where to dispose of everything from motor oil to old computers. The pages also provide links to resources for reporting graffiti and illegal dumping, getting involved in community cleanup efforts, and other information.
District G residents also can sign up to receive Commissioner Gibson's free email newsletter via the County's website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov to find out about more events and activities occurring in the area.