Green Store and OB Rag Sponsored Clean-up of Gateway – Much a weed about nothin’

by on September 10, 2012 · 5 comments

in Environment, Labor, Ocean Beach, Popular

A dozen community volunteers showed Saturday for the Green Store and OB Rag clean-up of the Gateway Project. We began about 7:45 and went till 10:30 or so.

Weeds, weeds, weeds. We hacked, shoveled, dug, pulled weeds by the hand, raked, sweated … and … we ensured we didn’t take or pull flowers and native plants. But there was a lot of dead stuff, some trash, but a lot of work was needed to make the place less of an eye-sore and more of an inviting place for OBceans.   One guy came by and said he weekly toured the site and picked up trash.

We left a huge pile.  Two city workers showed up at one point and said they would take the pile.  No TV crews showed, no politician showed to take credit. Just OBceans and their friends and hard work in the blazing sun on a beautiful day.

And thanks to everyone.  Thanks to Mindy and DogBeach DogWash for the tools, thanks to Brenda for the tent and water, thanks to Chris, Patty, Colleen, Kip, Mike, Genie, Larry, Hugh, Eric, Pat, and Bob and his dog Bonnie.

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jim grant September 10, 2012 at 10:45 am

Well done thanks to all who pitched in…..


Citizen Cane September 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm

They all look…aroused.


Debbie September 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm

BRAVO! Thanks everybody!


chris dotson September 14, 2012 at 11:06 pm

My fav’rit pitcher is where Frank is with the City guys from the SD Rec. Center, I think one is Ron – Great guy! My take, after speaking with him, later on, was we’re lucky to have him working our parks, though I did hear that earlier he may have given someone in our “vigilante force of urban farmers” a bit of grief over our unannounced “civil disobedience”! LOL


chris dotson September 14, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Thanks everybody!


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