The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance is a non-profit volunteer organization working with community partners to enhance Fallbrook’s visual appeal. Many of Fallbrook’s beautification projects are initiated and maintained by community organizations such as the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance (FBA). FBA was founded in 2005 as a result of a recommendation from the Fallbrook Revitalization Council to improve collaboration between groups and individuals dedicated to making and keeping Fallbrook beautiful.
Fallbrook Clean and Green Annual Clean-Up Day a Huge Success
Keep Fallbrook Clean and Green, a division of the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance, held the annual community-wide Clean Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 19, in conjunction with the statewide California Coastal Cleanup Day and International Coastal Cleanup held by I Love a Clean San Diego, and the California Coastal Commission.
Here in Fallbrook, 82 people volunteered their time to help clean up Fallbrook streets and parks, and 35% of the participants were children. Many decorated buckets from home to use to collect debris. Bags, gloves, pickers and vests were available for use by the participants. Over 65 bags of trash and recyclable material were collected, resulting in the removal of 1028 pounds of trash from Fallbrook streets, with an estimated 10 miles of streets that were cleaned! Volunteers also reported back on other areas of concern, such as locations where there were graffiti, shopping carts, and illegally-dumped items that will be cleaned up later.
A team from Kim Steel & Associates of Weichert Realtors, Murphy & Murphy (shown above) collected the most trash (by weight) bringing in 281 pounds of debris, including 7 discarded tires! Their team was followed closely by Girl Scout Troop 2858 (shown below), who collected 274 pounds of trash and recyclables. Thank you to all the volunteers for their hard work in keeping Fallbrook Clean and Green!
How You Can Help Keep Fallbrook Clean and Green
• Report graffiti at (760) 451-3144
• Call for pick-up of illegally dumped items - (858) 694-3850
• Recycle batteries at Albertson’s or Major Markets
Come “Sea” What’s Swimming Along the Pico Promenade
The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance (FBA), with the help of Save Our Forest, maintains the walking path along the Pico Promenade in downtown Fallbrook. The benches that line the path, providing a shady spot for rest or reflection, were in need of a major makeover or replacement. Earlier this year, a suggestion was made to enlist the help of student artists, and that is how this art story began. The idea took hold with multiple goals in mind: to help young people be more involved in a positive way with the community, bring some youthful art to Fallbrook, and to remake the benches to enhance the Pico Promenade walking path.