Volunteers dig in to clean up Ballinger Park on Earth Day

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    Approximately 40 volunteers helped clean up Ballinger Park on a  blustery Saturday.

    Working between 9 a.m. and noon, they amassed approximately 15 yards of debris. The goal was to remove weeds, prune and pick up litter.

    The volunteers were then treated to a free hot dog lunch, served by Mountlake Terrace City Councilmembers, at the Ballinger Clubhouse.

    Earth Day was created on April 22, 1970 by then-Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, as a national day to focus on environmental protection.

    — Photos by David Carlos

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