Community cleanup Saturday: Bike path under West Seattle Bridge

You’ve probably heard about Green Seattle Day in the West Duwamish Greenbelt on Saturday. We just received word of a separate, community-organized cleanup that can use as many hands as it can get: The proprietor of Swedish Automotive (WSB sponsor) is rallying volunteers to help him pick up trash along the west stretch of the bike trail under the West Seattle Bridge 9 am-11 am Saturday. Here’s the announcement:

Please join Dave Winters of Swedish Automotive for an impromptu cleanup under the West Seattle Bridge! The bike path from the bottom of Avalon Way near Luna Park Café heading east alongside and under the bridge toward downtown has become trashed with litter, styrofoam packing pellets, and other debris and needs cleanup!

Dave will be there with the old, yellow Swedish Automotive Van with garbage cans and bags from 9 to 11 am this Saturday, November 2nd. His goal is to clean the area between Luna Park Café and the Chelan Café. If you find yourself with time and desire to help this Saturday, please stop by with gloves, rakes and brooms, and we’ll get it cleaned up. The van will be parked under the west end of bridge (that’s the West Seattle end) in the first curb cut next to the bike trail. Let’s clean up Seattle! Hope to see you there!

5 Replies to "Community cleanup Saturday: Bike path under West Seattle Bridge"

  • David October 31, 2013 (12:51 pm)

    Count me in I’ll make it down there with tools to cleanup on Saturday morning. Community cleanups should be a requirement to live here.

  • Sea November 1, 2013 (11:31 am)

    A requirement to live here? The bike path is covered in garbage because the city allows bums to camp/trash the whole area under the bridge by the support columns. Ship the bums who are responsible to work camps in the Nevada desert and then we can talk about community cleanups. In the meantime this is just an obvious result of the city’s unwillingness to deal appropriately with antisocial mental defectives.

  • David November 1, 2013 (8:18 pm)

    Whatever. Looks like I won’t make it tomorrow maybe you can cover for me Sea and if not participate by yourself and pick up the litter. It’s good.

  • Russ W. November 1, 2013 (9:24 pm)

    Wow, Sea. You’re a piece of work. I think Vladimir Putin could use a humanitarian like you working for him…

  • Dave Winters November 5, 2013 (6:00 pm)

    Many thanks to all those who participated in cleaning up the bike trail and to Cafe Osita for the delicious coffee and treats to keep us all going. The path and the world are a better place for your efforts. We hauled 1120 pounds of trash, debris and clean green trimmings to the transfer station, picking up everything from broken intake valves to concrete coring samples, old rusted out spray paint cans and of course lots of glass and plastics. Everyone who showed up came with a can-do attitude of “where do you want me?” and off to work they went, many expressing interest in when the next clean up might be! We hope to do another clean up on Saturday, November 16th from 9 to 11 am and will put out another post with a specific location, most likely along the same bike path. Thanks again to everyone who helped, your efforts are greatly appreciated!

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