May 14, 2015
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A section of the Richmond Greenway got a major sprucing Tuesday after Chevron Richmond employees joined city workers in an ongoing effort to battle blight in the city.

We told you last year how a group of Chevron workers expressed interest in volunteering regularly to assist the cash-strapped code enforcement unit, which like other city departments is facing funding cuts due to a budget shortfall. In October, we watched the volunteers remove litter and graffiti on the Greenway behind the Target store. The following month, we saw them at a dumping hotspot at S. 45th Street and Ohio Avenue.

The tradition has continued, and on Tuesday Chevron workers joined the code enforcement abatement team to remove graffiti, weeds and trash along the Greenway near Ohio Avenue and 20th Street. The work wasn’t easy but Chevron employees said they had a blast doing it.

“It was great to be able to see such a visible difference,” said Stacy Moffitt, community engagement specialist for Chevron.

Here are some more photos from the effort:

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About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.