“Clean Up Federal Way!” volunteer event set for Oct. 17

First official City-sponsored event encouraged residents to donate 30 minutes of volunteerism to celebrate the City’s 30th birthday.

The City’s “Clean up Federal Way!” event has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17.

A super-massive body of wildfire smoke from fires in Oregon and California is on the moved into Washington earlier in September, forcing the city to postponed the event from its original date.

The event will now be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 17. Check-in for the event begins at 9 a.m. in the Performing Arts and Events Center parking lot.

The City will provide gloves, vests, litter bags and litter pickers to volunteer teams.

Teams may choose to clean up a neighborhood of their choice or be assigned a small, pre-selected region to focus on.

Groups should return their collection supplies to the PAEC by 1 p.m. and City crews will pick up the bags of garbage at various sites throughout Federal Way.

Litter Removal Day will mark the first official city-sponsored event associated with the 30 for 30 Initiative, where residents are encouraged to donate 30 minutes of volunteerism to celebrate Federal Way’s 30th birthday, according to the city.

“Keeping our city clean and litter-free for our residents and visitors alike is one of our top priorities,” said Mayor Jim Ferrell. “I’m honored to have my policy partners on the city council playing a key role in this event and sharing in our desire to maintain clean streets and parks. Through this event, we’re excited to be able to give residents a chance to volunteer and be a part of our 30 for 30 Initiative.”

Groups must pre-register for the future event by calling 253-350-7665 or by emailing Jeri-lynn.clark@cityoffederalway.com.