Community, Sustainability

Join the movement - #HaywardBeautiful

December 12, 2017

The Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force is transforming its annual program of monthly community cleanups into a series of beautification events in 2018, combining traditional litter pickups with newer activities like drought-tolerant landscape plantings.

The 2018 schedule of beautification events was adopted by the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force in November and is available here on the City of Hayward website.

Event registration and other pre- and post-event information—including before and after photos and shots from the event—will be shared on social media using a common hashtag, #HaywardBeautiful.

The Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force was established by the City Council in 2007 to preserve the environment and enhance the visual appearance of the city through joint efforts of individuals, volunteer groups, businesses and municipal resources. Its mission is as relevant today as ever. Per its bylaws, the Task Force stages 10 cleanup events a year, which generally take place the last Saturday of the month in a different neighborhood each time.

The first 2018 event—a combined landscaping and litter pickup project—is scheduled for Jan. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Five Flags in the heart of downtown Hayward at D Street and Mission and Foothill boulevards. Advanced registration is encouraged and opens soon.