MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- The annual Monmouth and Independence Cleanup and Beautification Day will take place Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will coincide with the annual SOLV Project Oregon cleanup initiative.
Independence and Monmouth residents can do their part by beautifying their own properties and volunteering for the greater community-wide cleanup, which will include projects such as park restoration, riverbank cleanup, and downtown and roadway beautification.
Citizens may bring their trash, including wood and metal debris and tires, to Riverview Park in Independence. Cost is $10 for Monmouth and Independence residents and $12 for other county residents.
No paint, chemicals, cement or household garbage will be accepted.
The park boat ramp will be closed during the event.
Elderly and disabled citizens requiring assistance with transportation of debris are asked to contact the city of Independence by May 14 to schedule a pick up.
Used major appliances, microwaves and water heaters can be dropped off at Master Appliance in Monmouth. Johnny's Auto Wreckers has also agreed to pick up abandoned and junked vehicles. Call 503-838-0060 to make arrangements for the towing of vehicles.
Individuals or groups who have projects or who wish to volunteer for a cleanup effort in either of the two cities can contact Sgt. Pete Roy of the Independence Police Department, 503-606-4910, or Jeanne Flora of the city of Independence, 503-838-1212.
Volunteers can also register online by visiting www.solv.org and clicking on the "Project Oregon" link.
Lunch will be provided for all individuals assisting with cleanup projects.