A group of League City citizens, led by Bay Ridge resident Dave Bowman, recently collected nearly 260 pounds of trash as part of a “Fall Sweep” cleanup event. Bowman, his wife, and a dozen other volunteers gathered along a section of Highway 96 on Saturday, October 23 and together picked up 22 bags of trash from the highway, drainage ditches, and neighboring streets in the Bay Ridge subdivision. All in all, Bowman estimates that the group of adults and kids spent a collective 30 hours picking up a grand total of 257 pounds of trash.
“We collected hundreds of plastic bottles, aluminum cans, Styrofoam cups, and fast food wrappings—particularly straw covers,” said Bowman. “We also collected lots of cigarette butts, mainly near left hand turn lanes, stop lights, and stop signs. The drains and ditches we hit had a lot of waterlogged plastic bags from grocery stores as well as receipts, masks. and miscellaneous paper.”
Bowman, who is a member of the Keep League City Beautiful Citizen Committee, is encouraging other residents, businesses, scouting groups, civic clubs, local organizations, and HOAs in League City to organize their own neighborhood cleanup or take part in the City’s Fall Sweep event on November 20/
Organize Your Own Cleanup
Identify an area in League City that could be cleaned, or enhanced with plants and trees, and that is safe and accessible, such as a park, hike and bike trail, watershed area, or roadway. Email Rosa.Salcido@leaguecitytx.gov to let League City know about your event so we can supply City swag. Also take pictures during the event and send to Rosa via email so we can share on the City’s social media channels.
Take Part in the Citywide Fall Sweep November 20
Join League City Parks and Recreation on Saturday, November 20 from 8 a.m. to noon for a cleanup event at the Ghirardi Watersmart Park, located at 1910 Louisiana Avenue. Individuals, groups, organizations, and clubs can sign up at this link for a two or four hour shift. Volunteers will be painting a gate, water sealing the fencing around the park, and putting in new decomposed granite walkways.
Help Create a "Kindness Rock Garden"
In addition, as part of the City’s new art initiative, a “painted rock” garden is being created at the Ghirardi Watersmart Park. A painted rock, sometimes called a kindness stone or rock, is simply a rock that someone has taken and decorated with an inspirational message or image. Many cities and communities have a “Kindness Rock Garden” where residents and visitors can come to take a rock for inspiration or leave one to help the garden grow. The goal of the garden is to sprinkle positivity around a community. League City’s "Kindness Rock Garden" will be created at the City’s Fall Sweep event on November 20. Groups or individuals wanting to contribute painted rocks to the garden can deliver them from 8 a.m. to noon on November 20 at the park.