Beach Drive Park - August 4, 2013
The LIA would like to thank all the volunteers who showed on Sunday August 4, 2013 and worked so hard to clean up Beach Drive Park. Some folks came earlier, and some came twice. One amazing man kept saying he could stay for 20 more minutes, but he stayed for hours!
Jim Warren tilled 4 areas which made the work so much easier for us!
We sifted through sand and weeds, raking and shoveling 4 areas (by 2 benches and 2 pines).
We planted the 6 Rosa Regatta Beach Roses behind the benches and fertilized with BumperCrop and topsoil donated from the town.
We made clean edges on all areas and put down mulch donated from the town.
Jeff Trombly trimmed broken branches from one pine with his nifty trimmer, and we all put newspaper down before we did the mulch under the pines.
We walked the entire park, raking up trash, and bagging 3 large garbage bags.
We pulled enough weeds, chopped up enough branches, raked up enough clumps of dead grass and pinecones to fill about 9 paper yard bags.
We didn't have to lug these bags to the curb, as Chuck zipped around picking them up in his beach vehicle and did it before we could blink!
We chopped and shoveled layers of dirt to expose a line of nice old stone on West Hillside, matching the other side of the street.
We used this dirt with grass in it, to cover a few of the sandy areas, in hopes that it would help grass to grow again.
We picked up a full wheelbarrow of rocks and relocated them.
We used the remaining topsoil to fill holes and gullies in the park.
Thanks to the Satins and Alagnos, we were able to water all the plantings, plus hose off the exposed stone.
There were a few who were shy about signing up and we want to thank you too. You know who you are. You are all amazing neighbors!
Here's more of the folks we want to thank: Jim Warren, Aimee Sprogis, Charlie Lautier, June Holzwarth, Ann Fariss, Joseph & Phylis Satin, Lynda Williams, Kurt Padgett, Jeff Trombly, Judy & Manny Psaltis, Christine Griffin, Tom Halverson, Kathy & Sam Alagno, Anne Peterson, Chuck Vernazza
Thank you all so much!