CLEAN-UP EVENT OF 2018
On September 15 we conducted a clean-up of the sidewalk corridor that runs between Lake Youngs Way and Index Avenue. Nine persons showed up to remove or trim weedy bushes, cut berry vines, pull weeds and grass, trim some overhead branches, gather trash, and sweep/blow the sidewalk when all was done. Work started at 10 a.m. and lasted until 11:30. The overcast sky threatened to rain but never followed through. Loppers, rakes, shovels, and brooms got a good workout. Gloves were valuable for handling berry vines.
All the "yard waste" was put in the four yard waste bins that were transported to the site, one of which was wheeled down the street by hand (the others came on a trailer). Then the bins were emptied into a light-duty dump truck for disposal at a recycling facility. Refreshments were provided. Yellow safety vests identifying the neighborhood association were worn by some participants. One dog (behind a fence) barked; another dog licked someone's hand.
The work was done by Reid Heimbeck (transported bins on a trailer), Pam Carino, Marina Higgins (brought refreshments), Larry Gorg, Dave Beedon, Darrin Hanson (provided the leaf blower), Ken Schug (provided the truck), Jodi Collins (walked a recycling bin down the street), and Dennis Anderson.
The good turn-out of hearty volunteers made the event a success.
2018 clean-up crew. From left to right:
Dennis Anderson, Larry Gorg, Jodi Collins, Reid Heimbeck, Darrin Hanson, Ken Schug, Pam Carino, Marina Higgins.
Photo: Dave Beedon
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