Tired of Litter, Community Members Volunteer to Clean Up Parks
A handful of Brooklyn Park residents are ready to roll up their sleeves to clean up parks this Saturday.
Krista Bouchard said it’s part of the Adopt-a-Park program. Bouchard and others have noticed an uptick of trash in parks. The group plans to throw away trash and move branches that may be blocking trails.
“I also know that the winds sometimes blow all the trash under the bushes, so I’m going to have them look under the bushes,” Bouchard said.
Bouchard explained most of the litter she has seen consist of drinks, bottles and paper.
She added that garbage can be dangerous for pets who have a tendency to eat everything.
“I take a sense of pride in my neighborhood and my home. I want to spread that for other people so they can have the same thing,” Bouchard said.
Volunteers will meet on Saturday, 10 a.m. at Central Park in Brooklyn Park. Every weekend, Bouchard will post the next cleanup location on Brooklyn Park community Facebook pages.