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Submitted by Experience Chehalis

In celebration of Earth Day, Experience Chehalis is organizing an Earth Day Community Clean-up on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to come downtown and join in the activities.

Volunteers can check-in at the Lewis County Historical Museum and choose from a list of activities including weeding and wiping off benches, sweeping downtown and collecting litter in areas throughout Chehalis. “Earth Day weekend is the perfect opportunity to take a little time to spruce things up in our community for the sunny seasons ahead,” said Annalee Tobey, Executive Director.

To make it a little more fun, Experience Chehalis will offer raffle tickets in exchange for bags of litter returned. Stop by for trash bags at the Lewis County Historical Museum, and for each bag of litter picked up in Chehalis, volunteers will receive a raffle ticket towards downtown gift certificates and Earth Day-themed art by local artists. The drawing will take place at 2 p.m. and entrants need not be present to win.

Experience Chehalis asks volunteers to call 360.345.1738 to register. Those who register by April 14th will receive a free Experience Chehalis Earth Day t-shirt. On the day of the event, please visit the museum to check-in. Participate for an hour or the whole event. For high school students, this can be a great opportunity to gain a few more volunteer hours.

“Our thanks to the City of Chehalis facilities crew for their help in preparing for the event and to the Lewis County Historical Museum for hosting this activity. This is another great example of partnerships making a difference in our community,” said Tobey.

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