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KOB’s Great American Cleanup 2013: Reversing graffiti in Fruitvale

In June 2013, Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB) successfully completed an anti-graffiti project that focused on a building that had been tagged for years. The building, located in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, was in an industrial area and could be seen by thousands of BART public transit riders, which made it an attractive target for graffiti.   […]

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Bret Harte Elementary and Litterati

During the month of April, the Bret Harte Leadership class sponsored a Litterati contest. Litterati was developed by local resident, Jeff Kirschner, as a visual way to photograph, report, and remove litter. More specifically, participants find a piece of litter, photograph it using Instagram, hashtag the photo “#litterati,” then throw the litter away. Since the […]

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Earth Day 2013 @ Verdese Carter Park

It was a beautiful day in East Oakland at Verdese Carter Park, with over 50 participants. Keep Oakland Beautiful was able to clean up the park, work on the community garden, and make the median in front of the park look beautiful. Youth of all ages helped out at the park–the youngest participants were 4 […]

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Earth Day at Verdese Carter!

Saturday April 20 Verdese Carter Park Bancroft & 96th Ave in East Oakland Come out and join us for Earth Day! Give a hand with litter removal, trimming, and other beautification projects at the park and on the medians along Bancroft Blvd. Workday: 9am – 1pm Thank you’s and refreshments: 12pm – 1pm Come and […]

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