Tuesday, May 4, 2010

El Pasoans Join to Clean-up Scenic Drive

Representative Susie Byrd rakes up dead brush and debris

The Friesenhahn Family joins the clean-up

Members of the Police Explorers gathered trash off-road

Haku, the Pug, and his buddy "Stray" carry clean-up bags for owners, David and Mandy Chew as Master Naturalist, Jamie Ackerman, points the way

This past Sunday volunteers from different El Paso organizations joined together to clean-up Scenic Drive. Neighbors on both sides of the drive pitched in as well as members of the local chapter of Texas Master Naturalists, the Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition, Unitarians and El Paso Police Explorers.

Bags and gloves were provided by Katherine Palafox, the Director of Keep El Paso Beautiful. Judy Gutierrez, Assistant to Rep. Susie Byrd, provided water. Judy organized the event with help from Palafox and Jim Tolbert.

The clean-up was sponsored by the office of Representative Susie Byrd, Keep El Paso Beautiful and the Newman Park Neighborhood Association.

Missing in action: the El Paso Times . . . but when have they paid any attention to Scenic Sundays?

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