Litter Update - We have had strong activity on the Escondido litter front in the last couple months. Ten new Street Steward adoptions! Great turn outs at N. Quince St., Westside Park area, Lake Dixon, and Grove Park group pickups.
For our next project we are joining the Escondido Rotary on our first SECOND SATURDAY STREET STEWARD PICKUP. Plan is for a group pickup on every month’s Second Saturday, where we will target problem areas around Escondido.
On October 9th at 9:00 AM, we will join the Escondido Rotary Clubs, coordinated with Caltrans, cleaning the on and off ramps/green areas at Route 78 from Centre City Pkwy. The Rotary has been cleaning these areas quarterly for five years.
Since this is freeway proximity pickup, we will meet promptly at 9:00 AM for a required one-time safety briefing, and then work for about 90 minutes. Meet next to the community garden entrance at the east end of W Lincoln Ave, just west of CCP. From El Norte Pkwy, turn south onto Morning View Dr., follow Morning View until it dead ends at Lincoln, left on Lincoln and park near the community garden entrance.
Caltrans will provide vests, gloves, hard hats, trash pickers and bags. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, long sleeve shirts and pants. Caltrans COVID protocols will be enforced.
We do need registration for this event so that Caltrans can supply all the supplies we need. You can register at https://streetstewards.com/ by clicking on the orange banner and please do so by 10/7.
Consider Adopting a block or two in your neighborhood and If looking to get you own litter pickers see the recommendations in the “Stay Safe” section on the website.
Let’s keep this momentum going, spread the word, and thank you for all your efforts.