Council Proclaims April 28 ‘Clean Up Los Alamos Day’

From left, Environmental Sustainability Board Chair James Robinson, County Councilor Pete Sheehey and Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule hold up a proclamation declaring April 28 ‘Clean Up Los Alamos Day’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/




Los Alamos County Councilor Peter Sheehey presented a proclamation on behalf of the County Council declaring April 28 “Clean Up Los Alamos Day” Tuesday evening during the regular County Council meeting in Council Chambers.




WHEREAS: Communities nationwide will celebrate April 21st as Earth Day, with activities and educational opportunities to encourage residents to renew their commitment to preserving our valuable resources here on Earth; and


WHEREAS: At home and in school, parents and teachers can educate children about the benefits of protecting our resources and the importance of caring for our environment; and


WHEREAS: The County, Coca-Cola, LANL/LANS and Los Alamos National Bank will sponsor the 15th annual “Clean Up Los Alamos Day” on Saturday, April 28th  for volunteers to clean up neighborhoods, parks and businesses; and


WHEREAS:  “Clean Up Los Alamos Day” will improve the appearance of our community by engaging residents and asking them to take personal responsibility for their community and environment; and


WHEREAS: The County will provide a scheduled, free bulk-item collection to assist residents with proper disposal of bulk items, and will provide residents with a free tipping disposal day at the Eco-Station on April 28th; and


WHEREAS: When we participate in activities such as “Clean Up Los Alamos Day,” we set a good example for our children, showing them we care about protecting our land and open spaces, which in turn strengthens our economy and improves our environment;


NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby designate Saturday, April 28th as




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 reusing and recycling materials.