Pat McGannon wrote to follow-up on the outcome of the Valentine’s Day clean-up effort between Alaska and Dawson near MLK yesterday (emphasis added):
The weather could not have been much better for the 17 volunteers that participated in the Valentineâ€™s Day neighborhood cleanup that covered Mt. View, S. Edumunds, 30th Ave S., S. Ferdinand Street stairs, and Dawson St. in Mid-Beacon-Hillâ€™s eastern edge. Temperatures climbed into the 50s and the sky held back its rain. Mother Nature even thanked volunteers with an occasional sunbeam breaking through the clouds.
Volunteers worked from 10:30am through 4:30pm to collect over 50 bags of garbage, one large bin of recyclables plus 7 car tires, 6 bikes, 3 childrenâ€™s big wheels, 3 CRT computer monitors, 3 computers, 2 printers, a microwave, 5 buckets, and 2 lawn chairs that had been thoughtlessly dumped on this neighborhoodâ€™s streets. Seven hypodermic needles were also removed from the streets. Additionally, contents of a stolen purse were recovered.
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make this Seattle neighborhood a much cleaner and safer place to live! A thank you also goes out to Seattle Public Utilities for supplying the garbage bags, safety vests, work gloves, grabber tools, and post-event trash pickup! Please continue to keep the neighborhood clean by picking up litter on the street near your home each week on garbage day. The neighborhood looks great today thanks to all the volunteers!
If you’re interested in organizing your own street clean-up, Pat also mentioned that you can get free supplies through Seattle Public Utilities.
Great work everyone!
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As a resident living near 30th and Dawson I wanted to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the people who participated in the cleanup. My husband and I were out of town that weekend, or we would have been out there helping also.
I find it alarming and sad that seven hypodermic needles were found in the area, and I don’t even want to think about what could happen if a child happened to get a hold of one. The drug use in this area seems to be on the rise – it has been the subject of at least one Blockwatch meeting recently.
Anyway, thanks again to all of those who care about the neighborhood and want to keep it looking great!
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