Soboba offers community cleanup day

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Volunteers help members of the Soboba Tribal Environmental Department sort through and properly dispose of items that were collected during the department’s annual Community Cleanup Day at the Soboba Indian Reservation, July 16. Valley News/Soboba Tribal Environmental Department photo
Mike Hiles, Special to Valley News For more than 10 years, the Soboba Tribal Environmental Department has offered Soboba Indian Reservation residents an opportunity to dispose of unusable bulky items during an annual Community Cleanup Day. This year’s event produced the best results so far as families have used the state’s sheltering-in-place guidelines as an opportunity to clean out garages, sheds and yards. Steven Estrada, environmental manager for the Soboba Tribal Environmental Department, has overseen the project each year and said an important aspect of the annual event is to reduce the solid and bulk waste on the reservation. He said they’ve seen a decline in open dumping since the cleanups have been initiated. “It provides residents with the opportunity to do some
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