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The City of Las Vegas celebrated Earth Day last Saturday by hosting a community cleanup and Amnesty Day. City employees and volunteers gathered at Plaza Park and cleaned up the entire area surrounding the park, including Bridge Street and the River Walk area. Mayor Louie Trujillo told the Optic that members of the streets department, parks and recreation department, fire department and police departments volunteered their time, as well as members of the Social Work department from New Mexico Highlands University, and the entire West Las Vegas High School football team. In total, there were over 100 volunteers, and between the litter cleanup and amnesty day, over two tons of trash was collected, more than a semi-load. Trujillo said the city planned to hold community clean-ups each Saturday beginning in June, focusing on different areas of Las Vegas. He said that the Earth Day cleanup happened just in time for people to come into town for graduations and other celebrations in May. “It was a big success,” he said. 

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