County Council Issues Proclamation Declaring May 2, 2015 ‘Clean Up Los Alamos Day’

From left, Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule, Environmental Sustainabilty Board Co-Chair Sarah Terrill and Public Works Director Philo Shelton accept a proclamation from Councilor Rick Reiss on behalf of Council declaring May 2 as ‘Clean Up Los Alamos Day’ in Los Alamos County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Council issued a proclamation at this evening’s Council meeting declaring Saturday, May 2 as “Clean Up Los Alamos Day” in Los Alamos County.

Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule accepted the proclamation on behalf of the County.

The proclamation reads:

WHEREAS: Communities nation-wide are encouraging 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 and Los Alamos National Bank will sponsor the twelfth annual “Clean Up Los Alamos Day” on Saturday, May 2nd , and the Council wishes to encourage residents to participate and help clean up neighborhoods, parks and businesses; and

WHEREAS: When we participate in activities such as “Clean Up Los Alamos Day”, we are setting a good example for our children and show 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, May 2nd as  “CLEAN UP LOS ALAMOS DAY”

and urge our citizens to participate in this event by cleaning up their properties, neighborhoods, local parks, and other natural open spaces, and

FURTHERMORE, I ask our citizens to rededicate themselves to finding ways they can assist in protecting and preserving our environment, such as reusing and recycling materials that they purchase.

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