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Downtown Durango Cleanup

Posted by Admin Posted on June 02 2016

If you were driving downtown last Friday, there is a good chance you saw people all over wearing bright green t-shirts.  Our staff was among the mass of lime green shirt wearing volunteers helping out with the Downtown Durango Cleanup.  The cleanup is an annual event hosted by the Durango Chamber of Commerce on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend.  Volunteers are assigned a block of downtown to clean up; this includes sweeping sidewalks, picking up trash, scraping off stickers & any other small tasks to tidy up the area.  Our staff had a great time participating, the weather was absolutely beautiful and it was a great way to spend time helping the community.

The cleanup takes place right before hundreds of tourists and bikers get into town for the annual Iron Horse Bike Classic.  With the help of a large group of volunteers, downtown Durango was cleaned in a matter of hours.  Complimentary coffee and donuts were available for volunteers prior to the start of the cleanup and the Durango Diplomats kept volunteers hydrated by handing out chilled bottled waters throughout the morning.  After the cleanup volunteers wearing their bright green shirts could stop in Durango Coffee Company and get a drink for 50% off.

Overall, it's another great display of the wonderful community we live in.  We appreciate the Chamber organizing the event every year and encouraging the community members to keep Durango looking beautiful.  We love the opportunity to help care for and add value to the community, especially before a huge visitor weekend such as Memorial Day.  Plus, it's  always nice to get out of the office on a lovely spring day and spend a few hours surrounded by members of the community working to make Durango an even better place to call home.