Brentwood – Wild Warner – Parks team up to clean up

April 19, 2014

It was a beautiful day to pick up trash in Warner Park Saturday.

Wild Warner Chair Tim Nelson wades into the wetland to pick up trash. Plastic bags were the most frequently found item. (Jim Carrier)

Wild Warner Chair Tim Nelson wades into the wetland to pick up trash. Plastic bags were the most frequently found item.

Twenty volunteers, many from the Brentwood Neighborhood Association, adjacent to the park, fanned out with plastic bags and gloves supplied by Kristin Mathews, a Leadworker with the Madison Parks Department. By the end of the day her pickup was filled.

Wild Warner partnered with the cleanup, which focused on areas of the park adjacent to Brentwood– along Trailsway and Monterey Drive, as well as storm-drain trash carried into the woods. Several volunteers picked invasive garlic mustard to help our native understory in Warner’s woods.

Brentwood’s Charlotte Leydon coordinated the cleanup, which made a sizable dent in the long winter’s detritus. Her husband, Dr. George Leydon, and their two sons, Henry, 6, and Grant, 4, did their part while discovering worms and walking in water.

Grant and Henry Leydon stop to check out frogs in the storm ditch, while picking up trash.

Grant and Henry Leydon stop to check out worms in the storm ditch, while picking up trash with their father, George.

There is still more trash to pick up. If you’ve got some spare time, a trash bag and some gloves, join the fun. It’s our park. Let’s treat it right.

 

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