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Washington Service Corp Helps Clean-up Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima looks a little better tonight after volunteers from the Washington Service Corp helped clean up parts of the city this afternoon.

The Washington Service Corp is hosting an educational conference at the convention center next week where nearly 700 members will learn skills to help them perform service projects statewide.

As part of that conference many volunteers were out all over Yakima today and this evening doing restoration, maintenance and cleanup projects.

At the Yakima Arboretum about 30 volunteers were working hard digging and planting to help get the 4 acres of land ready for spring.

Colleen Adams-Schuppe is the Co-Director at the Arboretum, she says, "Often they do come out to the Arboretum we've had them do other things with us too. We're pretty lucky to have them, strong backs, hard work."

In addition to the workers at the arboretum another group was working at the Woman's Century Club. Painting the floor of the 100-year-old clubhouse was just one of the tasks they had to tackle there.

There were also smaller groups out cleaning up litter and graffiti between the Yakima Convention Center and the Southeast Yakima Community Center.

All together the group spent a little over three hours today cleaning things up.