Volunteers perform first monthly cleanup of 2022

Our first Community Cleanup of 2022 brought a healthy turnout of volunteers to the area of E. Sunny Dunes Road and South Palm Canyon Drive on Saturday morning, Jan. 22. The KFC restaurant provided parking and access to its trash bins as we cleaned up the surrounding area.

Civic pride and beautification motivated the effort, said Lina Sola, an organizer of the event. Homeless encampments have multiplied in the past year just south of downtown Palm Springs, leaving the wash between Tahquitz Canyon and the Tahquitz Creek Channel littered with trash. A monthly cleanup can’t solve that problem but helps contain the damage.

Notification of future cleanups and other volunteer opportunities will be provided to anyone who subscribes to our mailing list. The notifications also appear in our Facebook group and the Palm Springs Post daily briefing.