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Caltrans Engages Communities at Clean California Event

SAN BERNARDINO/RIVERSIDE COUNTIES – Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative is a sweeping $1.1 billion, multiyear clean-up effort to remove trash, create thousands of jobs, and engage communities to transform public spaces.

In this News Flash, Caltrans shares with kids in the Inland Empire the importance of picking up litter in our neighborhoods.

Over three years, Clean California will remove an additional 1.2 million cubic yards, or 21,000 tons, of trash from the state system alone – enough to fill the Rose Bowl three times over. The initiative has already resulted in 7,300 tons of litter removed from the state highway system and, to date, Caltrans has hired 615 new team members, including 489 maintenance workers who collect litter and perform maintenance duties like graffiti removal. Additionally, the Governor’s California Blueprint proposes an additional $100 million to fund another round of local Clean California grants.

This video may be viewed here.

This News Flash is the 236th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans’ activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California’s economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit the Caltrans News Flash page.

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