The power of volunteers was on display Saturday morning at Lubber Run. A handful of hardy ANV and Hyde Park Condo volunteers joined with some forty-five other neighbors to clean up Lubber Run Park and stream as part of Arlington’s Earth Day activities.
The park has rarely been as pristine as it is now!
Among the other volunteers were about thirty Cub Scouts, mostly students at Barrett Elementary, the local grade school. The Cub Scouts went downstream, so our hardy Villages volunteers went upstream. We were joined in that sector by a dozen or more neighbors, mostly people who live near the park, or jog, walk dogs, picnic, or just spend time enjoying it Together we filled many bags of general trash and recyclables.
The volunteer effort was supported by the Arlington Park Rangers, who provided bags, gloves, guidance, and pincers on poles; and by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE), a non-profit that gave useful advice and a checklist for conducting a park and stream cleanup. It was truly a cooperative community event.