Sunday: Join Your Neighbors for a Seasonal, Celebratory Bernal Hill Cleanup

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For tens of thousands of years, the wizened druids who once populated our lands marked the arrival of the rains and the season of thanks by joining together on our hill to manicure the terrain and make it more beautiful.

This Sunday, Nov. 22, Neighbor Brian Cronin invites you to carry on this hallowed tradition by participating in a volunteer clean-up on Bernal Hill:

Hello neighbors,

The Bernal Hill Engreening Clean Up is this Sunday, November 22nd, from 9:30 am-noonish.

A group of your neighbors will be on the Hill this Sunday to spruce it up before the budding grass becomes too tall to see, and the rains become thick! Join forces with your lovely neighbors to give Bernal Hill some much needed TLC by cleaning up trash and debris. Weather should be bright and clear!

  • Meet at the bulletin boards on the SOUTH SIDE of Bernal Heights Park (closest intersection is Bernal Heights Blvd. and Anderson St.) or the NORTH SIDE of Bernal Heights Park at the Folsom gate, at 9:30am.
  • Bring all the stuff you need to be sun smart and comfortable: snacks, water, sunscreen, sunhat and gloves, and maybe a coffee cup as some neighbors have promised to bring coffee!
  • Bring shovels and brooms, if you have them, to push eroded material back off the walking path, and other tools such as pickers to get the job done more easily.
  • Wear boots if you plan on wading through the ivy below Bernal Heights Blvd. to dig out the booze warrens and summer hovels.
  • There will be some garbage bags, and nitrile gloves. But consider bringing your own bags and gloves (such as canvas work gloves) as we may not have enough.
  • All ages welcome. Parents, you’re responsible for monitoring your children and making sure they don’t stray onto steep slopes or grab broken glass.
  • When you’re done, bring your bags to the garbage bins near your original meeting places by the bulletin boards. DPW will do an extra garbage pickup the following day.

Thank you for helping keep Bernal Hill beautiful, and we look forward to seeing you there!

PHOTO: Bernal Hill, 2012 by the Bernalwood Air Force

4 thoughts on “Sunday: Join Your Neighbors for a Seasonal, Celebratory Bernal Hill Cleanup

  1. Thanks to everyone who came out! We got there around 10:30 and picked up about 80 pounds of broken glass, water bottles and caps (so many water bottle caps you guys), dog poo that had been put in bags but weirdly left on the ground or tossed out into the grass, cigarette butts, socks (???) and happily only one syringe.

  2. Yes it was a real show of force! Some neighbors took on the roadway to where little serpentine pebbles can create a real hazard. Many folks passing by mentioned they, or someone they knew, had slipped and had fallen on the ball bearings.

    http://rev9.net/BernalHillCleanUp20151122/2015-1122-Bernal-Hill CleanUp-Activities.JPG

    http://rev9.net/BernalHillCleanUp20151122/2015-1122-Bernal-Hill Clean-Up-Exposing-Ancient-Cobblestone-Curb.JPG

    http://rev9.net/BernalHillCleanUp20151122/2015-1122-Bernal-Hill Clean-Up-Bernal-Heights-Boulevard-Erosion-Abatement.JPG

  3. Yes, it was a real show of force!

    We were anticipating the coming winter storms!

    Children and Archaeology!

    Some neighbors took on the roadway to where little serpentine pebbles can create a real hazard. Many folks passing by mentioned they, or someone they knew, had slipped and had fallen on the ball bearings.

  4. Thanks Brian and … Ryan, was it? I promised to post a picture of you for the record. I didn’t forget, I just have a Verizon Android. It’s crap.

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