Wednesday, October 10, 2012

NATURE PARK CLEAN-UP - Sat, Oct 20, 9 am - noon

This may be my last park clean-up for a while since I will be leaving for India in late November. We will be away for six months, returning June 1. It is my hope that as many of you as possible will continue to visit the park, pulling weeds (especially around spring time), picking up litter and keeping your eyes open for any other problems.

If you do notice anything unusual or suspicious, please do call the city. The Department of Public Works (626-403-7240) takes care of maintenance and graffiti (626-403-7249), and, of course, contact the police (626-403-7270) if you see anything suspicious.

 In the next few weeks, I am going to try to upload pictures of weeds-to-look-for by the month so that you all will know what they look like as they are coming up and when they are full grown.

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Meet in the park to pull weeds, pick up litter, and enjoy the park. Come for the whole time, for an hour, or just stop by to say hello.

Nature Park entrance on Pasadena Ave., east of the York St. Bridge
Remember to:
- wear sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
- bring water
- bring gardening gloves and tools (weeders, trowels, whatever you use in your own garden)
- comfortable work clothes, including work shoes (sneakers or boots)
- binoculars for bird watching (optional)

Children must be under adult supervision at all times. There is poison oak in the park, which we will point out before we start.

Please pass this info along to anyone else you think might be interested in the park. If you know of anyone who doesn't use the internet, let me know so we can be sure they are kept in the loop.