Tehachapi's Earth Day makeup day

City of Tehachapi


June 11, 2022

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Earth Day makeup day took place June 8 in the City of Tehachapi. The original Earth Day cleanup scheduled for April 22 was snowed and rained out.

"We spoke with all of the volunteer groups that were planning on coming out in April and they all wanted us to coordinate another day (when it was sunny and warmer). More than 25 community volunteers came out and collected trash, litter, debris and filled a large trailer today, along the Antelope Run community trail in the City of Tehachapi," said event coordinator Key Budge.

Volunteers representing the Salvation Army, Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors (TAAR), Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District (TVHD), Coldwell Bankers Best Realty, and Starbucks came out and rolled up their sleeves and filled trash bags. It is estimated to be about 1,000 pounds of trash and debris collected during this two-hour event.

The Antelope Run community bike and walking trail was selected by Sandy Chavez from the Salvation Army. She reached out to the City of Tehachapi and asked if she could help cleanup the trail system, she uses it daily. Sandy told the group of volunteers that it was a special place for her and her family.

Both the City of Tehachapi and Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District would like to acknowledge the hard work and community pride demonstrated by all involved and would like to express our gratitude.

For more information contact Key Budge (661) 822-2200 ext. 119.


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