EAST ST LOUIS ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT

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Outreach Weekend Report

June 27-28, 2003

 

 

Summary:

by Vicki Eddings, ESLARP Administrative Coordinator

The Summer Outreach Weekend was a huge success! We ended up with only 7 student volunteers but we finished two projects. Friday most of the students cleared an alleyway of debris and shrubery in the South End so elderly residents could access their driveways via the alley, while Gary Kesler, Brian Kesler and Rob Turck started working on the AIM 3 to 4-acre lot that needed to be cleared in preparation for the new recreation plan for the youth center/school. Saturday all 6 students, Gary, Justin, Stanford Scott, two residents and I successfully uncovered a 30-40 foot fence (the residents tell us most of the youth didn't even know there was a fence there!), mowed over 3 acres of weeds (mostly with an ancient weed mower) and cut down and removed a huge tree, the fire should still be burning!

Thanks to Justin for organizing the weekend and to Brian, Rob, Linda, Bob, Michael, Derek and Steven for volunteering their time and, I have no doubt, enduring a strong case of poison ivy.

More photos from the weekend.

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