RECAP: Brookside Clean-Up
The first Saturday in October was a crisp, lovely fall day to get together at Brookside for an outdoor cleanup. It was the first in person event that we have held since COVID turned the world on its side. We had a really nice turn out with about a dozen people showing up. We were so happy to get out and do something that we forgot all about our usual practice of having a sign in sheet in order to thank people. I am not going to start naming people, lest I forget someone.
We cut vines, freed trees and shrubs of invasive strangles, cleared out poison ivy and those horrible sticker weeds from the garden along the driveway. The bushes look a little scary right now, but they really needed to be cut back in order to grow back in fully. We also gave the security cameras a really clear view of the driveway. Of course, there were bagels and coffee. We worked for about 3 hours and got a lot done – with so much more to go. The comradery was terrific. I was so glad to have the opportunity to catch up with people that I don’t usually see except at our May dinner. Once again, I am reminded of how fortunate we have to have the members and friends we do. I know I speak for our whole board of directors when I say thank you to those who came and those who would have come if they found out sooner. You will not be without opportunity in the spring!
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We have talked many times about how fortunate we are to have Brookside County Park as our home. Suffolk County is very generous to us as well as the volunteers that help clean up.