Saturday, May 13 greeted West Bank Walks volunteers with a beautiful spring afternoon for a neighborhood cleanup. More than a dozen volunteers, both youth and adults, showed their West Bank pride by walking through Currie Park and the Cedar Riverside area to pick up trash and remove grafitti.
This successful event was supported by the Good Neighbor Fund at the University of Minnesota and conducted in collaboration with project partner, Abdirizak Bihi, of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center. Also joining us that day were two members of the Cedarside Coalition, Akiko Ostlund and Roza Brooks, who were also promoting cleanup efforts on the West Bank for Wednesday, May 17.
In spite of threats of thunderstorms all around during the early evening of May 17, Abdirizak and a hardy group of soccer players from the 10,000 Lakes team braved the rains to conduct another cleanup patrol in our neighborhood. After many bags of trash were collected, Akiko and other members of the Cedarside Coalition provided refreshments during a social visit for the cleanup crew.
Please join us in saluting these greats volunteers and partners that are helping to keep our community an inviting place for residents and visitors alike to enjoy!