Senator Bradford Hosts CalTrans Earth Day Cleanup Event
San Pedro, CA – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) partnered with CalTrans District 7 in coordinating the volunteer effort to clean up the streets and highways of in Senate District 35. Constituents from all over the District volunteered this morning to pick up trash along the 110 freeway and State Route 47 (Vincent Thomas Bridge) in San Pedro with Senator Bradford and CalTrans staff.
“We have all seen the effects of litter and illegal dumping that has impacted our streets. So what we are here to do today is to clean up our community,” said Senator Bradford. “Not only for the purpose of beautification, but more importantly for public safety.”
Volunteers and organizations throughout the district joined Senator Bradford, including members of local union ILWU Local 56, Angels for Sight, Gang Alternatives Program and the Community Repower Movement. The large group of over 70 people started early in the morning to pick up trash until the afternoon. “This was one of the biggest turnout we have seen in our previous years for Earth Day Clean-Up events,” said CalTrans representative. Through this collective effort, today volunteers were able to remove over 500 cubic feet of litter from roadways.
“These grassroots efforts are a way of keeping our community clean and inspiring the next generation to keep our streets litter-free” said Bradford. “Happy Earth Day to everyone and a big thank you to all who participated in promoting a clean and safe environment for those who live, work and play in San Pedro.”
Senator Bradford is Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety and represents the Los Angeles County communities of Carson, Compton, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, San Pedro, Torrance, Watts, Willowbrook, and Wilmington. More information about Senator Bradford and his legislation can be found at www.senate.ca.gov/Bradford