Monday, April 23, 2007

A1: "Granite Creek cleanup is an Earth Day success"

Doug Cook gives us a tour of the volunteer effort to clean up the creek and the park, but I've got an unanswered question: Why does it take a massive effort by students and nonprofits to get this done? Is it the City's policy to let the creeks go until some civic-minded volunteers show up? From the looks of things there was a huge amount of trash in just this small area -- granted, a flood basin that catches a lot of floating crap when the rains swell the creek, but right next to what should be our premiere recreation park and along the trail that's supposed to be a primary crosstown walking and biking route. Does the City make any effort at all?

1 comment:

leftturnclyde said...

see if we clean it up once a year with volunteers three things are accomplished.
1:we get to have a big party where people get T shirts and speeches are made
2:a years worth of debris is cleaned up at no manpower cost to the city which makes a huge difference in the appearance of granite creek for 24 whole hours , the city does not have to deal with yet another expensive infrastructure issue and there are T shirts
3:having made a conscience salving (yet futile )gesture most of the partcipants can get back to their lives knowing that while the world is going to hell in a handbasket they took a day off to fight entropy and got a T shirt