The Lincoln Boulevard Task Force has announce members will host an
Earth Day Clean Up Event to help make Lincoln “Safe, Clean, Beautiful,
and Green” later this month.
Earth Day (officially on April 22) will be celebrated on Lincoln on
Saturday, April 20 from 11 am to 2 pm, with multiple festivities to
continue during and after the clean up.
This event was initiated by Killeen Pilon, a Task Force volunteer,
who will serve as the Event Project Manager (volunteers will be asked to
contact Killeen directly at firstname.lastname@example.org) to fill a variety
of roles including help prior to the event, as well as coordination of
volunteers during the event.
This event will be part of “Beautify Lincoln,” under the direction of
Evan Meyer, an Ocean Park Association Board member and Chair of the
Streetscape Subcommittee of the Task Force.
Meyer is the driving force behind the murals completed on the
exterior of the Novel Café, Metropolitan Cleaners, and many others
between Pico and Ocean Park Boulevard; he believes that “art is the
beginning of bringing life to a neglected area and the thing that can
create change in people’s perception of the area most quickly.”
The Task Force’s goal is to facilitate the transformation of Lincoln
into an attractive, pedestrian-friendly, neighborhood-serving street
that reflects the needs and desires of the neighborhood residents and
“As we are all painfully aware, Lincoln needs a spring cleaning –
perhaps a first ever event to engage the entire community to address the
weeds and trash that were one of the top three issues according to the
recent resident survey results presented by the Task Force,” organizers
“We encourage residents, businesses along Lincoln Boulevard, local
schools, and members of four neighborhood organizations contiguous to
Lincoln to celebrate Earth Day by volunteering for three hours to clean
up of the street.”
Volunteers on April 20 will be asked to bring their own brooms, work
gloves, clippers and trowels to pick up litter and other debris and pull
weeds along the sidewalks and grass strips of Lincoln from the 10
Freeway south to the Venice border at Ozone. The City will provide
plastic bags for litter/debris and weeds and will arrange for pick up of
This event will not be “all work and no play.” In addition to having
six teams removing trash and weeds on both sides of Lincoln there will
be live entertainment, music, and a variety of art events along Lincoln
ranging from chalk sidewalk art to painting of murals, and an after
Participating businesses currently include: McDonalds, Santino’s,
Novel Café, Tommy’s Burgers (mural painting), TRiP (mural painting and
after party – 21 and older only), and Lincoln Pipe and Plumbing Supply.
For the latest information on this event, visit http://www.beautifylincoln.com/#!earth-day-clean-up/c1753 and http://www.opa-sm.org/lincoln.
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