Community Clean Up

These are the smaller projects that generally don't require as many volunteers or labor

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Community Clean Up

Post by Gloria » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:05 am

Work, being what it is... slow... right now for some of the men who live in our houses. We always want to keep busy and productive. It builds self esteem and burns off anxiety.

Team Recovery is offering some helping hands for trash pickup starting on the northeast quadrant. This is a large area and we have committed two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, to this community clean up.

If you have a specific area inside this quadrant that you think needs some special attention, please let us know and we can make sure we hit that spot.

Also, if you would like to contribute trash bags or gloves to the cause, we would gladly accept that help. You could drop off gloves or trash bags to the thrift store (1728 Main Street, 10-5) today, Tuesday or Wednesday. Or you could drop them off at the welding shop 2018 Walnut Street.

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Re: Community Clean Up

Post by Gloria » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:07 am

We have heard about these areas of concern:

alley between 5-6 Walnut/Liberty

alley between 8-10 Walnut/Liberty

Walnut Street 8-10

East 10th Street Main to Market

anywhere else that you'd like to add to this list?
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Re: Community Clean Up

Post by movedsouth » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:34 am

Liberty and Hubbard Streets between 8 and 9.

With Liberty, in particular across from the Flagship buildings and on Hubbard across from the 8th Street Market. But these are probably also the most active drug dealing areas in Springfield.

The alley close to sliver (between Silver and Laura) between 4th and 5th (and/or 6th). There are empty paint buckets and such (probably from the great 90 bedroom single family former rooming house conversion)

if you can get to clean up under the Pearl Street bridge. That would be great. BTW: I hear JSO found some of the mail from my neighbor that was broken into under that bridge.

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Re: Community Clean Up

Post by jbm32206 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:50 am

maybe we need to go over there as a group and take a look and clean it up....
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Re: Community Clean Up

Post by Gloria » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:55 pm

Yeah, I'd hate to send all of the guys to pick up trash in front of the dope holes.

The Silver/Laura alley is doable.

We could do the flagship areas on a Saturday when we have adult supervision :lol:
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Re: Community Clean Up

Post by jbm32206 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:11 pm

for us or them ;)
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Re: Community Clean Up

Post by movedsouth » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:33 pm

as long as we don't have to go and buy something from their "Store" after we are done. I know. That block is a stretch... I considered just talking to them about improving their business :). That part of Liberty is terrible.

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Re: Community Clean Up

Post by Gloria » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:40 pm

movedsouth wrote:as long as we don't have to go and buy something from their "Store" after we are done. I know. That block is a stretch... I considered just talking to them about improving their business :). That part of Liberty is terrible.
Maybe we should think about a beautification project there then :?:
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Re: Community Clean Up

Post by Gloria » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:41 pm

movedsouth wrote:Liberty and Hubbard Streets between 8 and 9.

With Liberty, in particular across from the Flagship buildings and on Hubbard across from the 8th Street Market. But these are probably also the most active drug dealing areas in Springfield.

The alley close to sliver (between Silver and Laura) between 4th and 5th (and/or 6th). There are empty paint buckets and such (probably from the great 90 bedroom single family former rooming house conversion)

if you can get to clean up under the Pearl Street bridge. That would be great. BTW: I hear JSO found some of the mail from my neighbor that was broken into under that bridge.
Maybe we could do something in that vacant lot? We need to replant the Market b/c the cold killed all of the plants.
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Re: Community Clean Up

Post by jbm32206 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:16 pm

I don't know about going and planting more flowers at the store....that was an expensive project, and I feel that the owners could spend a few bucks and plant something...just saying
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