Thanks to the army of UCR student volunteers and neighbors that made our Earth Day efforts a huge success.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) helped recruit and organize students with an appreciation for place and willingness to contribute some sweat equity to the neighborhood.
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.
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.
We filled over 50 trash bags including 4 Brown cans we had to borrow from neighbors because we ran out of bags.
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.
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.
We could name all the establishments who probably don’t realize their good name is being literally trashed, but that’s for another time.
Right now, we’re all beat, happy and proud of the community spirit behind making the University Neighborhood the neighborhood of our dreams.