In partnership with Greater East End Management District, 5th Platoon will help build and create a new trail along 7200 block of JW Peavey connecting to Hidalgo (Mexican) Park. We will also assist in creating a new mural along the open wall on the same block.
Currently, the street is being used frequently with runners and cyclist including children. The area is a frequent dump site for tires, and waste since it is in the back of the community, away from frequent vehicle traffic. We'd like to create a safe public space for pedestrians and cyclists to utilize and deter individuals from dumping.
This is a multi-day project given the scope of work. This link is to register for the first day, Saturday, June 10th. We will be:
TEAM GREEN: Clearing and Beautification will be clearing overgrown greenery along the trail. Trimming, cutting, weeding, raking, and breaking down tree branches and limbs. Team will also be picking up trash and debris in efforts to beautify the area.
TEAM BLUE: Mulching and chipping overgrown greenery and branches
TEAM RED: Safety will provide support to all teams to ensure everyone is safe throughout the day. Team members will pass out water, sports drinks, and snacks to all members throughout the day to ensure everyone stays hydrated and nourished. Team members will also pass out wet, cool cloths to all members to be placed on their heads and necks to keep body temperatures cool.
Family friendly, children welcome.
What To Wear :
Clothes that can get dirty, closed toe shoes that you can get dirty. A TMC shirt will be provided to you at registration if you do not already have one.
What To Bring :
Plenty of street parking including near Hidalgo Park.
Inclement Weather Plan :
Certain host organizations, such as schools, may prohibit volunteers with certain types of criminal convictions from participating in a service project. Accordingly, The Mission Continues is requesting your consent to conduct a criminal background check in the event that your Platoon is engaging in a service project with a host organization that requires a criminal background check. By checking the box below, you authorize The Mission Continues to conduct a criminal background check.
If such a background check is required, it will be completed and used in accordance with applicable law. The Mission Continues does not automatically disqualify persons from Platoons based on criminal convictions. We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to move forward in their lives through service, at the same time that we seek to protect the communities we serve together.