Huge Thanks to All Who Came Out
Our Sunday Clean Up on May19th was a sparkling success. We had over 30 participants for our largest regular Sunday Clean Up in two years. A big thanks for members of the Build Lake City Together Clean and Safe Committee and to all those that came out to lend a hand. We collected about 20 bags of trash, returned some stray shopping carts and collected six needles. We worked mainly around 28th Avenue in anticipation of the opening of the Lake City Farmers Market on June 6th. Please consider joining us for the next Sunday Clean Up. The schedule is below and we will update both this site and our Enjoyalkecity.org Facebook page with the location one week prior.
Sunday, June 23rd – 1pm – 2pm
Sunday, July 21st – 1pm – 2pm
Sunday, August 18th – 1pm – 2pm
Sunday, September 15th – 1pm – 2pm
Sunday, October 20th – “Fall Clean Event” 1pm – 3pm (more details to come)
Help Add a Little Shine to Your Community
Meet us at in front of the Lake City Library this Sunday, May 19th, from 1pm to 2pm. We provide everything you need to participate. One hour of time and an opportunity to feel proactive in your neighborhood.
Sunday, September 16th
Sunday, September 16th – 1pm – 2pm – meet in front of the Lake City Post Office
LCFF has been conducting community clean up efforts in Lake City for the past five years. We are proud of the hundreds of bags of trash collected and give heartfelt thanks to all those that have taken a little time to come out and support these efforts. LCFF provides gloves, bags, grabbers and safety vests. While it is common to find needles we are always sure to instruct our participants not to pick up needles. We ask that people let one of our leads know where they are so that we can take care of it and record it. These are family friendly events and safety is our top priority. The clean up portion of the work provides part of the goal for this program. While trash pick up is an ongoing effort; the conversations, connections and community spirit is a huge part of why these gatherings are so important.
This Sunday we have chose to meet in front of the Lake City Post Office. The area around the post office and the Panos properties has been a very hot topic on local social media as well as being featured on KOMO and Q13 news. We felt that this meeting place gives us an opportunity to connect with neighbors who might be interested in discussing the area with others in hopes of authentic dialog around solutions and strategies.
Please know that LCFF is in contact with our Seattle City Council Member, Debora Juarez, the Mayor’s office and King County Health to ensure that the issues around human waste is being addressed around the area of the post office and the Panos property. All have committed to responding to the issues and we are hopeful for a resolution that will address a complex set of circumstances.
We hope that you will consider joining us this Sunday