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Earth Day 2018 Watkins Dr Trash Clean Up

Thanks to the army of UCR student volunteers and neighbors that made our Earth Day efforts a huge success.

Early arrivals getting caffeinated.

 

Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful supplied the tools, bags, gloves and safety vests.

 

 

Thanks to Jimmy Rodriguez from Riverside Public Works who loaned us a “Road Work Ahead” sign to help slow traffic on Watkins.

Thanks to Jimmy Rodriguez from Riverside Public Works for the safety sign to slow Watkins Dr traffic.

 

And last but perhaps most important, thanks to Jamie from Starbucks at UCR’s Glenmoor Market for providing some highly caffeinated fuel to get us started for the day.

UCR sherpa going the distance to clean up the hillsides

 

We filled over 50 trash bags including 4 Brown cans we had to borrow from neighbors because we ran out of bags.

Trailer load of trash

We pulled out 7 tires, 3 mattress and box springs, a car bumper, one refrigerator and a small mountain of dumped construction demo wood and one needle.

Long shot of a long morning’s work. Plus 4 borrowed brown cans. We were short bags.

 

Hats off to the student sherpas who climbed the hills and navigated the arroyos to recover the  illegal dumping and massive amounts of trash tossed from car windows.

Illegal Dumping

 

7 tires, construction demo, refrigerator and more

 

Sometimes it takes more than a village.

We could name all the establishments who probably don’t realize their good name is being literally trashed, but that’s for another time.

A herculean effort by UCR students and neighbors.

Right now, we’re all beat, happy and proud of the community spirit behind making the University Neighborhood the neighborhood of our dreams.

April 2018 Meeting Agenda

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church

3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday (Except August)

1. Welcome – Introductions                                                                       5 min.

2.  Watkins Dr Trash Clean Up Sat Apr 21                                     10 min.

3.  UCR Update – Jeff Kraus                                                                      10 min.     

4.  Community Asset Mapping                                                             15 min.

5.  Parks                                                                                                               20 min.

 Complete Survey

https://riversideca.gov/park_rec/planning-projects/parks-master-plan-vision-2030

Phone:
951-826-2000 Email address:parks@riversideca.gov

Hours of Operation: 
Monday – Friday : 8am – 5pm

Address: 
6927 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506

6. Moratorium Update – Data Request Committee               10 min.

7. Boards and Commissions Vacancies                                          10 min

Budget Engagement Commission

8. Council Update – Andy Meledrez                                                10 min.                       

Next Steps: __Open Forum  

                   Just One Question

Announcements – Reminders  

Small Sparks Applications  (Blaine Watkins Beautification)

   Updated “Who Do I Call” List

 Next Meeting: May 10, 2018

February 2018 Meeting Agenda

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church

3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday (Except August)

1. Welcome – Introductions                                                                       5 min.

2.  Watkins Dr Trash Clean Up Sat Feb 17                                     10 min.

3.  UCR Update – Jeff Kraus                                                                      10 min.                                                       

4. Council Update – Andy Meledrez                                                  10 min.     

5.  Open Discussion                        

Next Steps: __Open Forum  

                   Just One Question

Announcements – Reminders  

Small Sparks Applications

   Updated “Who Do I Call” List

 Next Meeting: March 8, 2018

November 2017 Meeting Agenda

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church

3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday (Except August)

1. Welcome – Introductions                                                                       5 min.

2.  Meet Your Neighbors Update                                                          10 min.

3.  Love Riverside Day Sat Oct 21st                                                   10 min                      Valencia Hill Dr Median Make Over                                                     

4. Lynn Carmen-Diaz RUSD                                                                    30 min.                               STEM Program 

5.  Council Update – Andy Meledrez                                                 10 min

6. UCR Update – Jeff Kraus                                                                         10 min.

Next Steps: __Open Forum  

                   Just One Question

Announcements – Reminders  

RPU Rate Increase Public Outreach Request

Small Sparks Applications

   Updated “Who Do I Call” List

 Next Meeting: December 14, 2017  Holiday Potluck   

Love Riverside UNA Valencia Hills Dr Median Make Over

 We’re planning to add a few cactus and some drought tolerant plants to this forgotten focal point.

A morning make-over. Looking for a few volunteers.

We can use a few with shovels, and a pick up would make quick work of transporting  plant starts.

Start the day at Sherman Indian School, have some coffee and rolls.

Photos and off to an morning make-over.

Contact Gurumantra 951-640-3868

Here’s the project page link for more details:

https://loveriverside.vnexttech.com/communityservice/projectdetails/59d3fe8876a4a2a91cb5aa3a

 

October 2017 Meeting Agenda

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church

3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday (Except August)

1. Welcome – Introductions                                                                       5 min.

2.  Meet Your Neighbors Sat Oct 14th                                             10 min.

3.  Love Riverside Day Sat Oct 21st                                                   10 min                      Valencia Hill Dr Median Make Over                                                     

4. UNET Report                                                                                              10 min.  

5.  Council Update – Andy Meledrez                                                 10 min

6. UCR Update – Jeff Kraus                                                                          10 min.

Next Steps: __Open Forum  

                   Just One Question

Announcements – Reminders  

RPU Rate Increase Public Outreach Request

Small Sparks Applications

   Updated “Who Do I Call” List

 Next Meeting: November 9th, 2017    

     

UNA Meeting Agenda September 2017

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church

3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday (Except August)

1. Welcome – Introductions                                                                       5 min.

2.   TDA Group Presentation                                                                  30 min.

Canyon Springs Medical Complex                   

Paula Purcell, Craig Beam and Terry Belmont           

3.    Council Update – Andy Meledrez                                               10 min                                                                                      

4.   UCR Update – Jeff Kraus                                                                   10 min.  

5.   UNET Report                                                                                            10 min.

Next Steps: __Open Forum  

6    City Housing Element Draft EIR                                                   45 min.      

Just One Question

Ward 7 Seat Options  http://universityneighborhoodtimes.com/wp/election-timing-riverside/                                                                                                                      

Announcements – Reminders  

   Meet Your Neighbors Sat Oct 14th 

   Love Riverside Day Sat Oct 21st

  Small Sparks Applications

   Updated “Who Do I Call” List

 Next Meeting: October, 12th, 2017