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Volunteers Turn Out for Arboretum Spring Cleaning

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Volunteers from around Yakima turned out at the arboretum this morning to get the area ready for the spring.

Over 50 people helped prune trees, rake leaves, and clean up garbage.

That didn't just include individual volunteers, but also entire clubs like Southwest Rotary.

People working on the grounds told us they did it to give a little back to the community.

"Thought it would be good to give back to the community. My grandma, she uses the Green way a lot and loves coming here, thought I would come out and clean it up so it looks good for her," said Volunteer Sawyer Laws.

"I've only been down here a few times, so it's nice to get out, you know, keep it looking pretty," said Volunteer Nicholi Pitra.

The arboretum says it relies on volunteers to keep the place running every year.

They say it's been that way since the area opened up in 1967.