MECCA – Over 100 volunteers came out this past Saturday to clean up a Mecca dirt road badly hit by illegal dumping. In two hours, before temperatures reached triple digits, a half-mile segment of Avenue 64 was cleared of mattresses, tires, appliances, trash and green waste.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez thanks the youth clubs, local agencies and businesses, county departments, and everyone from students, teachers, pastors, community members and county employees who participated in this team effort:
- Desert Mirage High School football team
- Love of Christ Community Church youth and teen group
- Emmanuel Evangelical Church youth group
- Desert Mirage High School Puente Program Class of 2022
- Desert Mirage High School Puente Program Class of 2023
- Burrtec Waste & Recycling Services
- Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District
- Riverside County Housing, Homelessness Prevention and Workforce Solutions and the C.L.E.A.N. Youth Force Program
- Riverside County Department of Waste Resources
- Riverside County Department of Environmental Health
- Riverside County Department of Animal Services
- Illume Agriculture – Bagdasarian Packing & Farming
- FIND Food Bank
- Volunteers from the Mecca community and United Way of the Desert
- Supervisor Perez’s Fourth District team
“This was a good and very important day with so many people who came out and worked hard on behalf of our community,” said Supervisor Perez. “Taking this action is really important. This is our own backyard and we need to keep it beautiful and care for our community, and educate folks to prevent illegal dumping. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all who made this happen.”
The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources created a video of the clean-up, which can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3v3t8WsL-0.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez represents the eastern two-thirds of Riverside County on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Stretching from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, south to the Salton Sea and east to Blythe and the Colorado River, the 4th District is the largest geographical district in the county.
Supervisor Perez’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.