Over the years, many many shopping carts have been dumped into the creek at the back of Brownie Park. They’re ugly, they collect trash and hold water where mosquitos breed, and they damage entangled tree roots.
As part of the “riparian restoration” of the new park land donation, the City’s Watershed Protection Department is consulting with the neighborhood team on how best to clean up the creek. The first step is to remove the carts as well as invasive trees. This will be followed by planting of native grasses as a “biofilter” and landscaping with flowers and trees.
So far, neighborhood volunteers have removed 16 carts from the creek:
2 functioning metal carts to their owners
1 damaged plastic cart to the dump
13 damaged metal carts to recycling
More photos on facebook.
Planning is already under way for the next Brownie Park event with Watershed Protection’s biologist. Contact the secretary to get involved.