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Wells Avenue Community Cleanup a success

9/6/09 - In my neighborhood, we have an amazing group of community leaders who really step up to the forefront over and over again. Their passion for this neighborhood inspires me. Dagny Stapleton, who sits on the RRAB board and Barrie Schuster who is on the Ward 3 Neighborhood Advisory Board, do some amazing work in our community that rarely gets noticed by folks outside of the Wells Avenue Area. Barrie Schuster was instrumental in leading the charge with Roots for Wells, a program fueled by volunteers that brings 100 new trees to the Wells Avenue neighborhood east of Wells Avenue.

Recently, everyone came together for a major community cleanup that involved hauling away anything and everything that's junk. It was strictly for residents in the Wells Avenue area.

The event was a huge success, and thanks to over 40 volunteers, our alleys are clean for the time being! Last Saturday they hauled away almost 300 yards of trash and recyclables, and cleaned graffiti and tags off of buildings and signs on Wells and throughout the neighborhood.

The count was 240 yards of trash hauled away; and we recycled a 30 yard dumpster of organic waste, a 30 yard dumpster of metals, 3 refrigerators, a small truck load of electronics and computers, a trailer full of bikes, and they also sent some clothes and other household items to the thrift store!

Businesses from Silver Peak to the BBQ House to The Hub offered their services in one form or another. It's great to see a neighborhood come together like this.

And thanks Dagny for everything you do for the community, don't think all the crime reports and neighborhood activities you forward don't go unnoticed or unappreciated! And thanks Jessica Sferrazza and city council for funding it!


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Posted by: Gay Rodeo - 9/6/2009 11:19:15 AM
Good for them. Had I still lived in the area I'd probably have wanted to help. Wells is a troubled area with optimistic possibility for great neighborhood sustainability.

Posted by: Tiffany - 9/6/2009 7:00:13 PM
This is great to see. Wasn't it Truman or one of those presidents that emphasized a community service driven society? It's comforting knowing there are still people out there who care enough to volunteer.


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