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NEIGHBORHOOD WIDE CLEANUP MAKES ATWATER VILLAGE SPARKLE & SHINE

Atwater Village residents, business owners, city agencies and volunteers came together on this past Saturday, October 1, to make our village sparkle and shine.  Friends of Atwater Village (FAV) would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make our community cleaner and greener.

As part of a team effort the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce and FAV was awarded a $2,500 “Clean and Connected Communities” grant for our “Make ‘em Sparkle  Make ‘em Shine” beautification project. This joint project focused on sprucing up the commercial corridors of Glendale Blvd and Fletcher Dr. “Make ‘em Sparkle  Make ‘em Shine” entailed steam cleaning, repairing and painting of the historic tile trash receptacles; as well as repainting and replanting the plant containers all along Glendale Blvd. Fletcher Dr will soon get its graffiti abatement murals cleaned and touched up – including a fresh application of anti-graffiti coating. And the river rock parkway at the corner of Larga Ave and Fletcher Dr also got weeded and cleaned.

Besides these projects many volunteers helped to remove weeds from around tree wells, curbs and gutters, picked up trash, swept the streets through out the neighborhood and some of the businesses had their sidewalks steam cleaned.

In addition, the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council (AVNC) was also awarded a separate grant and has already started working on improving and beautifying the landscaping of the median down Glendale Blvd. The AVNC has started their planting of drought tolerant plants on the Glendale Blvd median between Glenfeliz Blvd and Larga Ave.

It does take a village to keep our village beautiful. Again, thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make Atwater Village sparkle and shine.

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FRIENDS OF ATWATER VILLAGE AND THE ATWATER VILLAGE CHAMBER TEAM UP TO MAKE OUR VILLAGE “SPARKLE & SHINE”

Atwater Village community groups awarded beautification grants through L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti’s “Clean & Connected Communities” initiative

Atwater Village, CA – Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti initiated a community beautification grant program for communities within Council District 13, which includes Atwater Village. The grant initiative, titled “Clean and Connected Communities,” has the vision of beautifying and improving neighborhoods while encouraging community collaboration.

As part of a team effort the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce and Friends of Atwater Village (FAV) was awarded a $2,500 grant for their “Make ‘em Sparkle  Make ‘em Shine” beautification project. This joint project will focus on sprucing up the commercial corridors of Glendale Blvd and Fletcher Dr. “Make ‘em Sparkle  Make ‘em Shine” will entail steam cleaning, repairing and painting of the historic tile trash receptacles; as well as repainting and replanting the plant containers all along Glendale Blvd. Fletcher Dr will get its graffiti abatement murals cleaned and touched up – including a fresh application of anti-graffiti coating. The river rock parkway at the corner of Larga Ave and Fletcher Dr will also get weeded and cleaned. This spruce up will take place in conjunction with a neighborhood wide cleanup scheduled for the fall.

The Atwater Village Neighborhood Council was also awarded a separate grant and will be working on improving and beautifying the landscaping of the median down Glendale Blvd.

About the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce

Incorporated on March 20th, 1947 the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce is one of the oldest and most enduring community groups in Atwater Village. The Chamber is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization and for over 63 years we have been dedicated to promoting civic and economic wellbeing of our community. At heart the Chamber is a group of small business owners dedicated in creating a positive and successful business environment inAtwater Village.

For more information about the Chamber visit them online at:www.atwaterchamber.org

About Friends of Atwater Village

Founded in 2000 Friends of Atwater Village is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization made up of all local volunteers, a group of friends, working to preserve the uniqueness of our village and improve those areas that need improvement. At heart FAV is a group “hands on” group of volunteers working to preserve and improve our neighborhood, from neighborhood cleanups to mural projects and more.

For more information about FAV visit them online at:www.friendsofatwatervillage.org