The King County Conservation Corps teamed with community members to clean trash and litter in Fall City near the Snoqualmie River this week.
Several community members requested a cleanup of the area under S.R. 202, and Local Services dispatched a Conservation Corps crew. Over two days, crew members removed 2,800 pounds of trash, debris, wood, broken glass, appliances and other items that were illegally dumped (check out pictures that show just some of the litter that was collected, as well as the now-cleaned area under the bridge).
Maria Antonette Gallardo, Jobs and Housing Coordinator for King County Local Services, said the location that her crew addressed is a popular year-round fishing area.
“The community requested the Conservation Corps clean this area because it wants a safe place for kids and grandkids to go fishing, even in the winter,” she said. “We are thankful for their dedication to their community, as well as the work of our Conservation Corps team.”
About the Conservation Corps
King County is partnering with Uplift Northwest to offer dignified employment to people experiencing homelessness and poverty, while at the same time helping to clean up unincorporated communities.
King County Local Services and Solid Waste Division entered into a contract with Uplift Northwest (formerly known as the Millionair Club) to create this program, which provides garbage removal and other cleanup services five days a week in White Center, Skyway, and in Fall City.
Great work by everyone!