See this message from Bloomingdale resident Teri Janine, coordinator of the Saturday, 4-17-2010, Bloomingdale neighborhood clean-up:
REMINDER: The Bloomingdale Clean Up Day is tomorrow, Saturday, April 17, 2010! Meet us in the park across the street from Big Bear Cafe at 9:45 am. Don`t miss our presentations on gardening and tree box maintenance featuring the garden expert for our local FOX affiliate, WTTG, Derek Thomas, and our own Ward 5 Arborist, Shawn Walker!
Also, today is the last day to take advantage of the special Bloomingdale discount at Garden District. You`ll need to bring in your flyer (let me know if you need me to email you one) and proof of Bloomingdale residency (whatever you have - license, checkbook address, utility bill, etc.) today between 4-8pm. (They may close at 7 if there`s rain this evening - but I`m not certain about that).
A very special thanks goes out to ANC 5C04 Commissioner John Salatti for, among many other things, securing a large contingency of Howard University student volunteers --we`re expecting at least 25 Howard volunteers!!! As if that weren`t enough, Commissioner Salatti also secured a second group of Howard University students, the Howard Steppers, who plan to provide entertainment while the organizers allocate supplies and assign volunteers to work areas. With so many volunteers, for planning purposes, it would be a HUGE help if you could let me know TODAY what projects need to be tackled on your block or anywhere else in the neighborhood, firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-908-1913. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or want to volunteer.
Also, a very special thanks goes out to ANC 5C03 Commissioner Stu Davenport and the crew at Big Bear Cafe, who will be providing free coffee for volunteers!
There will be a special trash pick up for the event. All trash needs to be at a designated trash collection site (1st & Randolph, NW; 1st & Rhode Island Avenue , NW or 1st & W, NW) by 1:45 pm. There will be something at each of the locations to indicate which corner we plan to use (a banner, a person and/or bright yellow trash bags). No bulk trash will be picked up. Trash should be in yellow DPW trash bags or regular trash bags, except that wood and tree limbs must be cut into four foot lengths, no wider than 6`` in diameter weighing no more than 60 lbs. each.
The free mulch/compost mix will be on the concrete slab in Crispus Attucks Park.
We will also have a limited supply of cleaning supplies and plants to distribute.
See you tomorrow!