Clean Your Corner of Lincoln: April 22-23

March 26, 2006 at 8:38pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Every weekend morning I walk my dog along Beal Slough near my house. The creek and the native grasses along its banks can be surprisingly beautiful and calming, even with trucks rumbling along Highway 2 just a hundred yards away. Unfortunately, there is a lot of trash along the creek and nobody seems to do anything about it. So I figured, what the heck, I’ll do something about it. I decided that some Sunday morning this spring I’m going to put on some gloves, grab some trash bags, and go clean up the area along Beal Slough between 40th and 48th Streets.

Then I figured, heck, why not see if anybody else wants to join in. So here is my invitation to you: Join me and Clean Your Corner of Lincoln the weekend of April 22 and 23. You are welcome to join me along Beal Slough, but I encourage you to pick a public place that means something to you. It may be the Holmes Lake dog run, Wilderness Park (calling beerorkid!), a bike trail, Downtown, or a neighborhood school. There are no rules, no organization, and no prizes. Just do it because it’s a nice thing to do. Give an hour, a morning, a day, or even the whole weekend. Or even just bend over to pick up that Mountain Dew bottle sitting in the sand at the playground. I plan to give the morning of Sunday, April 23rd to the cause. I figure a pretty decent clean-up of the area I’ve selected should take 4-6 hours.

I hope at least a few of you decide to chip in your time and energy. Think about it, and let me know which corner of Lincoln you plan to clean.

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Mr. T March 26, 2006 at 10:28pm

Sounds like a good idea. My neighborhood west of the unicameral is actually pretty good, but east and south of the Pershing can be a little trashy, so maybe I’ll head over there. I’ve seen people going or leaving there for various events throw crap to the side or out their car windows. Makes me wonder if they live in that neighborhood.

beerorkid March 27, 2006 at 2:17pm

from Folks from Lincoln

What do think about trying the WP cleanup at 14th St. trailhead,at 1pm on April 8th, Sat???Let me know- don’t want to cut into riding time.


I never really notice much trash out there.  maybe cuy I am going so fast wink

And I will tear up my neighborhood the 22 & 23rd.

Barbara March 30, 2006 at 11:06pm

Hey - great idea! That’s the weekend of our neighborhood cleanup, actually. Hartley has scheduled April 22nd for its annual litter-pickup and picnic. If you like, Mr. Wilson, join us at Peter Pan Park in the picnic shelter at 1pm (or anytime between 1 and 4pm).

Barbara March 31, 2006 at 4:06pm

In fact, anyone who participates in Mr. Wilson’s ‘litter pickup day’ please join us on the above date at the stated time!

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