Nevada City gears up for massive spring cleaning |

Nevada City gears up for massive spring cleaning

Nevada City will be undertaking a massive three-day spring cleaning called “Spring Madness Hits Nevada City,” beginning Tuesday and continuing through Thursday.

The three-day event will run from 8 a.m. to noon.

The city government of Nevada City, the Nevada City Police, Fire Department, Public Works, and organizations such as Hour Nevada County, Sierra Roots, the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, the Food Bank of Nevada County, students, neighbors and downtown businesses will be pulling out their scrub brushes for one day and following up for two days with painting and light building repairs.

Teams will also be removing graffiti, while numerous storefronts will be receiving a fresh coast of paint. Gas lamps, fire hydrants and street curbs will also be freshened up.

Other teams, led by Ray Bryars and Jim Morris, will be weed-eating and clearing hedges along sidewalks.

The Nevada City Rotary Club will be cleaning up the Deer Creek Trail and other public areas, while volunteers, led by Richard Thomas and Sierra Roots President Janice O’Brien, will spearhead a team that will clean and paint throughout Pioneer Park.

Police Chief Tim Foley, a lead organizer of the event, said, “A handful of citizens have been working on this for months.”

Paint is being provided by the respective businesses and volunteers are asked to show up between 8 a.m. and noon with their own brushes and buckets.

Tools and equipment will be provided, but it will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Event organizers recommend volunteers to bring the tools they think they will need that day.

A special biodegradable cleaner is being provided by Nevada City business SOAP, and Knight’s Paint is providing additional painting supplies.

The check-in and staging area for volunteers will be located in the parking lot next to HAALo, 412 Commercial St., beginning at 7:30 a.m. The Food Bank of Nevada County is providing breakfast snacks, coffee and tea. The community is encouraged to sign up through at, or just show up between 8 a.m. and noon on any of the three days. For more information, contact Reinette Senum at

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