Sunday, September 17, 2006

With a lot of help from our new friends

We recruited a few new friends to help out with the Bird TLC property clean up. Next Saturday is our Bye-Bye Birdie event, and it would be nice if all the litter was gone. Four of our new friends from Elmendorf AFB, Chris, Stephanie, Ed, and Brian, helped Britt, Mary Bethe and myself pick up about 2 1/2 truck loads of garbage and take it to the city dump.

We got it all knocked out fast and it looks great. We're not going to list what our findings were, but the list is long and disgusting. We even returned a shopping cart to one of the local grocery stores.

During the same time our Bird TLC Ed Presenters were at all of the Kaladi Brothers Cafe's in Anchorage showing off their Ed Birds and promoting Bird TLC and the Bye-Bye Birdie event for next weekend. Sorry I don't have any pictures from that, but it's hard to be in two places at once. What I've heard though was that it was a big success.

Bye-Bye should be a great event. Lots of work has gone into it by a lot of people. I'm looking forward to it.

Check out our friends from Elemndorfs webpage @ Also, thanks to Britt for some of the pictures (that's her pushing the shopping cart).


Britt said...

The property looks good now. If we can just prevent people from using it as a dumping site and a party place, all of this cleanup work would be pretty minimal. Our new Air Force friends were a great help to us yesterday. We're looking forward to a great event next Saturday! :)

Dave said...

I agree 100% Britt. It looks real good. We're working on a way for limited access, but it might not happen until next spring.

Duncan said...

Dave, it's so disappointing when you're trying to do something worthwhile and others come along and trash it. I'm just back from our planting site, where youngsters on bicycles had ridden through kicking and breaking down the tree guards on dozens of plants. Someone also stole about 250 of the bamboo stakes holding the plastic guards in another area, just letting the guards blow away. We can't let them beat us though.

Dave said...

Oh they won't beat us Duncan. I don't give up and we have more people on our side to help out. I also think there are way more good people than bad. But thanks for the support and I hope the youngsters have a change of heart.

Britt said...

Duncan, that's really sad, but Dave is right, we can't give up!