Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Neighborhood Cleanup

Neighborhood Cleanup

Boise, May 4, 2006 – The BPD Neighborhood Contact Unit is assisting the Morris Hill Neighborhood Association in organizing a Neighborhood Clean Up Day this Saturday, May 6th.

Volunteers from the neighborhood and the Boise Police Department will spend the day helping anyone who requests help, focusing assistance on elderly or disabled individuals living in the neighborhood. Clean up chores will include everything from removal of dead trees, weeding and pruning, to hauling away trash, gutter clean up or anything that’s needed!

Volunteers from BPD and the neighborhood will also be joined by about 15 high school students who are members of the Youth/Police Relations Task Force. Squires Coca Cola, BFI, Brown Rentals,Tate’s Rents and the Boise Co-op are among businesses helping with the event.

“Our recent neighborhood survey showed many residents are very concerned about the appearance of their neighborhoods,” said Boise Police Chief Michael Masterson. “This event will show what neighbors can do when they come together to make their homes a nicer, safer place to live.” Info for Media wishing to cover the event:

  • 9:00 a..m. - volunteers will meet at the corner of Roosevelt and Alpine, where teams will then disburse to various homes.
  • 12:30 p.m. - 520 N. Archer - teams will meet for a bar-b-que lunch, then disburse again for more home clean up!.
  • Contacts - Lynn Lockhart, Morris Hill Neighborhood Assoc. - hm - 343-9294

Officer P.D. Burch, NCO for the Orchard Neighborhood - 573-6203 - Officer Burch is helping the neighborhood organize this event, including gathering volunteers and sponsors.

  • BFI will have a large dumpster available for neighbors at the corner of Alpine and Roosevelt.

Boise City will also have a hazardous materials collection site set up at the same location.