There have been many cleanups throughout our district over the past 8 weeks, and I know we are not done yet! One of the first of these took place along 34th Street from Moller Road to High School Road and was started by Father Michael at St. Gabriel’s church. Father Michael and Councillor McHenry pause in front of the sign during this cleanup. A lot of trash and debris was gathered along there, and what a positive difference it made. Thanks to all of the volunteers!
One of the largest cleanups in District 6 is the annual one that Councillor Janice McHenry and Eagle Creek Park Manager Brittany Davis organize on the Eagle Creek Causeway and west on 56th Street. This year we had 42 volunteers that came out and made a huge difference that day.
Our volunteers included Mayor Hogsett, who worked with Councillor McHenry and others along the causeway and further west.
One of the largest and most unusual pieces of “trash” was this huge piece of styrofoam that Mayor Hogsett and Councillor McHenry brought up from the water’s edge.
wo of our officers from IMPD Northwest District gave up their Saturday morning to come out and direct traffic to help keep our volunteers safe. Everyone who was working that day certainly appreciated them doing this. Councillor McHenry (who is pictured here with one of the officers) wants to give a special “Thanks” to the two officers. Without their help we would not have been able to accomplish what we did!
The volunteers accomplished a lot that day! This is just one of the many piles of debris and trash that were gathered for pickup by DPW later.
Indy Parks Director Linda Broadfoot, Councillor Janice McHenry, and Eagle Creek Park Manager Brittany Davis would like to say, “Thanks” to all of our volunteers, IMPD, sponsors, and others who made our cleanup such a success.
There were quite a few other cleanups in the District as well. Another one held recently was on Dandy Trail, from the south side of the bridge over Eagle Creek to the north side of the bridge over I – 74. This was organized by “The Islands” community. Before loading the bags and other debris into the truck to be properly disposed of, the volunteers took time to have their picture taken.
Councillor McHenry would like to thank ALL the volunteers who have been working hard to make our district and area cleaner! It is certainly making a difference. There were quite a few groups who did cleanups that I don’t have pictures for. Thanks to all of you as well, and if you have any pictures you would like to share, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I also know that there are individuals that make a difference in cleaning areas and bridges on a regular basis. While I don’t know who you all are, I do notice the positive difference you make for all of us. Thanks for your dedication and hard work. It is appreciated.