Schools and non-profit organizations are encouraged to participate in a new and BIGGER fundraising opportunity and community service initiative designed to improve the visual image of El Paso.
The City of El Paso is hosting a series of events this fall to remove overgrown weeds to beautify our street medians. Ongoing staffing shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the City’s ability to keep up with median maintenance. The City is taking aggressive steps to boost its workforce.
To beautify neighborhoods, the City is hosting a series of events to remove overgrown weeds from street medians. Cleanup tools will be provided. Temporary street closures and traffic detours will be in place throughout the duration of the events for the safety of volunteers.
In exchange for their community service, the school or nonprofit group that brings the most volunteers to a weed cleanup event will be eligible for $1,000. Schools and organizations that bring five or more volunteers can earn $500. Funding will be provided at a later date.
All students will be eligible for community service hours. A Volunteer Appreciation Event will be held on October 22 to thank volunteers for their service. Events details coming soon.
Volunteers will be provided with cleaning tools. Temporary street closures along with appropriate street detour signage will be in place through the duration of the events for the safety of participants.
To participate in these events, please fill out the Release of Liability form and submit to ESDOutreach@elpasotexas.gov.
For more information call (915) 212-6006 or email ESDOutreach@elpasotexas.gov.