Last week we told you about a neighborhood cleanup of cigarette butts taking place along Balboa between 32nd and 38th Avenues.
The results are in! According to organizer Pawel Dlugosz, the group of volunteers picked up 6000+ cigarette butts and filled 8-10, 8-gallon size trash bags with other rubbish along the way.
Pawel reports that in addition to great volunteers, some businesses also stepped up to support their efforts.
“As we’re making our way down Balboa, picking up cigarette butts with salad tongs & collecting regular trash as well along the way, a driver hands one of the volunteers a business card. It’s for up to $100 worth of goodies at our local bakery Butter Love Bakeshop. I mean, I still can’t believe it!” Pawel told us.
The cigarette butt cleaning campaign was inspired by Surfrider’s Hold Onto Your Butt Campaign. When Surfrider’s organizer Shelly Ericksen heard about the results of the cleanup, she told Pawel “Your hood is a model for the rest to follow!”
Thanks to Pawel, the Balboa Village Merchants Association and all the volunteers who helped clean up Balboa. We appreciate you!
— Carrie Rice (@CarrieRiceSF) March 11, 2017