Volunteers thinned vegetation, uprooted invasive bird cherry saplings and completed other maintenance tasks Saturday, August 18th, prior to installation of a new, accessible playground in Chugach Foothills Park. Tools and lunch were provided for volunteers. Ribbon cutting will be this fall.
Crews will be begin to remove the old equipment starting tomorrow, July 11th. The playground will be closed until the replacement project is completed. – per Maeve Nevins-Lavtar, ASLA, Senior Park Planner.
This makeover project will begin in a few phases:
· Phase 1: Remove and replace playground equipment and fall surfacing material (starting July 11th through end of August* – weather dependent)
· Phase 2: Drainage repairs – this phase will include drainage repairs to the parking lot and in other areas that have been affected by poor drainage (tentatively starting in August through fall 2018)
· Phase 3: Vegetation thinning – we will focus on this task during the Volunteer Fix-It Event on Saturday, August 18th, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Maeve will start posting updates to the project website this week.
Orange bags for neighborhood cleanup will be available from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Scenic Park Elementary, Baxter Elementary and other participating schools. Trash bags are also available from customer service desks at Fred Meyer stores.
All filled bags must be dropped off at any participating school by 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2nd, for free pickup and disposal. Please do not leave bags after the pick up time. (No yard waste or household trash.) Every student from each school who collects trash is eligible to win an iPod Shuffle™.
The irises rescued from Pioneer Drive median last May have been planted in new flower beds along the front of Chugach Foothills Park by volunteers this week. The Pioneer Drive upgrade is almost done! It’s beautiful!
Pioneer Drive Iris planting 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, September 21, at entrance to Chugach Foothills Park. We are looking for a few volunteers to plant irises rescued prior to the Pioneer Drive upgrade last May. The new beds at the edge of the park got topsoil on Friday; now the irises depend on us to get their roots into dirt before freeze-up. If you can help, just show up. Bring gloves. We’ll have hand tools or bring your own. –Michele Pamer and Jerrianne Lowther, volunteer coordinators.
Volunteers are needed 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays for wind storm cleanup and wildfire mitigation work in Arnold L. Muldoon Park, 3200 Creekside Drive. Bring work gloves, protective gear and chainsaws and/or ATVs, if you have them. We will load out brush and wood to that area. After the work session any firewood removed will be made available, first to participants and then to any other neighbors who would like to stock it at their homes for emergency fuel. This crew works from 5-7 p.m. every Tuesday. Call or e-mail Mark Hill at 333-9935 for information.