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District 2 of the City of El Paso (Susie Byrd) is sponsoring a massive clean-up of Scenic Drive this Sunday, May 2, beginning at 7 a.m. on the east side (Richmond entrance) and at 8 a.m. on the west side (Rim Road/Robinson entrance). Keep El Paso Beautiful and the Newman Park Neighborhood Association are co-sponsors.
The clean-up will include picking-up litter along the drive as well as “off road” trash stuck on plants and debris scattered down the slopes. Keep El Paso Beautiful is providing bags and gloves. Those who wish to participate may pick-up a bag at either end of Scenic Drive. Filled bags will be collected at both ends and the City of El Paso Environmental Services will collect them after the event.
Volunteers include individuals, several Scout troops, members of the Unitarian Universalist Community of El Paso and the Trans-Pecos Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists. All El Pasoans are welcome to help.
Representative Byrd pledges: “I'll buy breakfast for the person who collects the most bags of trash.”
Scenic Drive is closed to motorists every Sunday morning so that walkers, runners, bikers, skateboarders and skaters can come out and enjoy the mountain and the spectacular view. Scenic Sunday hours are 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. April – September and 7 a.m. to Noon October – March.