“Giving Tuesday” Cleanup

Dear All,

By now everyone has probably heard of next Tuesday, December 3rd, being called “Giving Tuesday”.  While many organizations would like to have monetary donations, how about giving some of your time to make an area look better?

We will be doing a clean up on Dandy Trail from 34th Street to Oceanline Drive/Windham Lake (just north of the bridge over Eagle Creek).  This will be a great chance to get this area cleaned up before the bridge re-opens.  We will be meeting at 3:45 p.m. and working until about 5:15 p.m. (after that time it is getting too dark to see).  We will be meeting on Windham Lake Road (west side of Dandy Trail).  There is parking on the south side of Windham Lake Road and also a parking lot to the right if you turn into The Islands.  Can’t make it at 3:45?  I know many of you do work during the day, but feel free to stop by when you can get there.  I will have gloves, trash bags, and trash grabbers sitting on the back of my car, which I will park as close to Dandy Trail on Windham Lake Road as I can.  Grab some supplies and join it!  With enough hands we can really make a difference in this area.  Hope many of you will be able to join us that day.

Can’t make it Tuesday?  How about joining me on Friday morning (many of you are probably like me and plan to stay as far away from any shopping area as possible that day!) and cleaning up another area on Dandy Trail north of Rick’s Boatyard to 46th Street?  Or, if you would like to help both days – that would be terrific!  Friday if you could meet me at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot by the shelter and just south of the fenced in area for boats and we will work until 11:00 a.m.

So – two opportunities to make a difference in our community.  The main one is:

“Giving Tuesday” Cleanup

Tuesday, December 3rd

3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Meet at the corner of Windham Lake and Dandy Trail

Can’t make it on Tuesday or want to do more:

“Black Friday” Cleanup

Friday, November 29th

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Meet in the parking lot on Dandy Trail north of Rick’s Boatyard

Hope many of you will be able to join me on what may be our last organized cleanups for 2019.

You probably have noticed that we do have some wonderful folks in our area who clean up on a regular basis.  Ever notice how nice the bridges over I – 465 on 46th Street, 34th Street, and 21st Street look as well as the grassy area along Dandy Trail, High School Road around 30th Street, Clermont, 56th Street by the park, and quite a few other places?  That is because some terrific neighbors have taken an interest and make sure areas are clean.  Wish I knew who everyone was to personally say “Thanks”.  I would like to encourage more to help – in your own neighborhoods and along the roads and bridges by your neighborhood or cleaning up in a park near where you live.  Let’s all continue to work together to make our area a cleaner, nicer place to live and enjoy!

Hope to see many of you at one of our cleanups.  Please feel free to forward this information to others in the area and encourage your friends and neighbors to help.


Janice McHenry

City-County Councillor District 6

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