So far, nine people have responded to the request for volunteers to clean up the Pittsburg Trail. That's awesome - but what's really great is that the city took care of the cleanup yesterday. Including the graffiti. Neighbors are happy. The question is if there's another volunteer cleanup project in the neighborhood that could be tackled? See the note below from Jerry Numbers - East Central Neighborhood Chair:
Nice article on the Ben Burr Trail. The East Central Neighborhood Council actually has a committee that has been working on trail rehabilitation and improvement for the past several years. Last year we did extensive investment in the trail head improvement into Liberty Park and are currently looking toward improvements at the other end. The Pittsburg connection was an EC investment back in the 80's and has been a good link from the park to the Grant Park/South Perry neighborhood but it has also been the location of extensive grafitti. The east COP shop has also been involved when graffiti is reported. It is difficult to keep up with the vandalism and we have had no current reports. I would be very interested in speaking with Virginia and try to collaborate with the EC Council for the cleanup. We are currently planning for our neighborhood cleanup and this could become a part of it.I am currently chair of the neighborhood council.