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DeForest Park and next to the Los Angeles River, was once an overgrown illegal trash dump that has been converted to a river parkway with freshwater wetlands, trails and native plants. Redeveloping the wetlands cost $8.5 million – money that came from county, state and regional agencies – and is part of the city’s much larger RiverLink park master plan. The park, on land owned by Los Angeles County, is designated as passive recreational space, officials say – a place where visitors can bird watch, horseback ride or just walk around. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the park entrance, at Chestnut and DeForest avenues. Mayor Robert Garcia, councilmen Rex Richardson and Al Austin, and other city officials will be there. More information: 562-570-3150. (ng Beach officials to christen new wetlands park that was once the site of illegal trash dumping)
Where to go The following sites will be accepting materials: Bitters Brush Recycling Center (brush only), 1800 Wurzbach Parkway Bitters Bulky Waste Collection Center (bulky items only), 1800 Wurzbach Parkway Republic Services Landfill, 7000 Interstate 10 East Rigsby Avenue Bulky Waste Collection Center (bulky items only), 2755 Rigsby Ave. Frio City Road Bulky Waste Collection Center (bulky items only), 1531 Frio City Road Southside Bulky Waste Collection Center (bulky items only), 5450 Castroville Road Culebra Road Bulky Waste and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center (bulky items and household hazardous waste only), 7030 Culebra Road Texas Dispoal Systems Transfer Station (bulky items only), 11601 Starcrest Drive; customer may be required to wear a safety vest on loan Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center (brush only), 8963 Nelson Road Waste Management Landfill, 8611 Covel Road; customer may be required to wear a safety vest on loan Source: Solid Waste Management Department ... (ste Management offering free trash drop-off at landfills)
Duncourtney- Road closed; power lines in road8300 Hewlett – Road closedRoad work in progress: High Point is open from Windsor Parkway to Glenridge (Georgia Power still has work in the area)Debris clean up needed in the following areas (so added caution driving in these areas): 315 Montevallo S Trimble near Peachtree Dunwoody Road5220 Northside DriveOld Stratton Chase (Riverside Drive/River Valley Road) 5510 Benton Woods Drive4750 Northside Drive6053 Heards Drive 1185 Spalding Drive4820 High Point Road390 Highbrook DriveSpalding Drive & Mt Vernon Road550 Mount Paran –Road open (Tree moved to side of road, Don’s Trees to remove during day time hours)Work completed overnight, allowing these roads to reopen:65 River Park 225 River North Drive7169 Riverside Drive6053 Heards Drive and Heards Ferry RoadHeards Ferry at Riverside Drive intersection 2300 Spalding Drive 4130 Spalding Dr 5164 Powers Ferry RoadRiverside Drive from Johnson Ferry to I-285 – Open to trafficLike Sandy Springs Patch on Facebook!Citizens are reminded that if they see a tree that's down and blocking the roadway, "it is likely tied to downed power lines," the city added. It's highly dangerous to attempt to remove these trees, and residents should allow crews to work swiftly as possible to clear up this debris. Photo: Heards Ferry at Riverside Drive cleanup. Credit: city of Sandy Springs Mortgage rates crept up again this week, but they're still below this year's peak. But that might not be the case for long. [SPONSORED] Thanks for your feedback.Originally published September 14, 2017.
Bay.Here are some of the local cleanup events:A cleanup at Shimada Friendship Park at Peninsula Drive and Marina Bay Parkway in Richmond from 9 a.m. to noon, hosted by The Watershed Project and county Supervisor John Gioia, will remove trash and debris from the edge of the salt marsh along the Bay Trail. There will be a free barbecue for volunteers at noon. Details: Supervisor Gioia’s office 510-231-8691 or The Watershed Project 510-665-3430.The Albany Bulb, at the foot of Buchanan Street in Albany, is the focus of a cleanup that needs volunteers for a cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon. Sand-sifting tools are helpful if you have them. Hosted by The Watershed Project in partnership with the City of Albany. Contact Sharon Gibbons for further information at email@example.com. Please RSVP for groups of 10 or more. Register onsite or pre-register online here.A Flotsam Flotilla on the shoreline at Barbara and Jay Vincent Park on Peninsula Drive off Marina Bay Parkway in Richmond will be working from 8 a.m. to noon, hosted by The Watershed Project and Rivers for Change. “Join us with your kayak or board for a paddle and trash pickup along the Richmond shoreline.” Lunch at adjacent Shimada Park at noon. Contact John Dye at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.The Wildcat Marsh Staging Area between Pittsburg and Gertrude avenues in Richmond will be the site of a cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact email@example.com for more details.The East Bay Regional Park District is sponsoring cleanups at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, 5551 Giant Highway in Richmond, and Point Isabel Regional Shoreline, 2701 Isabel St. (at the end of Central Avenue) in Richmond, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Details: www.ebparks.org/about/getinvolved/volunteer/events.Pinole will hold a cleanup at Bayfront Park, 1 Tennent Ave., from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is required. Call 510-724-9018 for more details.Berkeley-based group Friends of Five Creeks is holding a cleanup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. along the new trail at Codornices Creek, the only trout stream in Albany and Berkeley. Meet at the Belmont Village senior housing courty... (East Bay Times)
Sept. 30. Find the cart and enjoy learning about its contents.Coyote Hills is at the end of Patterson Ranch Road off Paseo Padre Parkway. There’s a parking fee of $5 per vehicle. For information, call 510-544-3220.Online: And there’s all kinds of information about East Bay Regional Park District programs and facilities at the district web site, www.ebparks.org.Ned MacKay writes a regular column about East Bay Regional Park District sites and activities. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. (East Bay Times)