In honor of Earth Day and to improve the natural beauty of the town of Mount Shasta and surrounding area, the Clean and Safe Mt. Shasta organization is coordinating “Clean-Up Mt. Shasta.” Individuals and groups of all ages are invited to join this community effort Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. Anyone interested in participating should meet at the Mount Shasta City Park, Lower Lodge.

There are a number of ways people can volunteer including helping with set-up or work at registration tables at the Lower Lodge the morning of the event; participating in the Clean-Up (arrive at 9 a.m. for registration and orientation); and/or joining the Clean and Safe Mt. Shasta Volunteer Group for ongoing clean-up projects, environmental and safety efforts in the community and national forest. See: www.facebook.com/groups/220808035063420.

There will be Clean-Up team leaders in charge of different areas of town so volunteers can choose which area they would like to help clean. It is recommended volunteers bring gloves, safety glasses and trash-picking accessories if they have them; and a water bottle, as well as wear bright-colored clothing.

Other ways to help Clean and Safe Mt. Shasta’s Earth Day clean-up are to contribute in-kind or cash donations for coffee, tea, fruit and muffins at registration, garbage bags, pick-up sticks, gloves, safety glasses and other materials and to cover trucking and dump fees. Any donations are greatly appreciated.

Individuals and businesses can also become a sponsor of the event and will be acknowledged in publicity and at event registration.

To volunteer or donate for the Clean-Up or for Clean and Safe Mt. Shasta’s efforts all year, contact Glenn Harvey at 530-925-9287 or glennharvey54@gmail.com; or message, like and follow the group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CleanandSafeMtShasta.

In addition to the Clean-Up there will be a Free Recycling Day Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all four county dump locations. Items that will be accepted include appliances (except refrigerators, freezers or AC units), batteries, electronic waste, fluorescent bulbs, mattresses (four per person), scrap metal, tires (no businesses) and used motor oil and filters.