Monthly Archives: April 2014

Reminders for the Neighborhood Cleanup and Picnic this Saturday

Hi Everyone! Thank you to those participating in the 6th Avenue Corridor Neighborhood Cleanup and Picnic! We’re excited you chose to spend your morning with us and we hope the following information will help to prepare you for Saturday.
1. Please join us in the parking lot of the Salvation Army (1330 6th Avenue) to sign in and pick up your gear for the day. On-street parking is available along 6th and Forest Avenues.
2. We will provide non-latex gloves. However, we encourage you to bring an extra set of work gloves if you would like.
3. Also feel free to bring a bag of litter with you, if you wish. After our Earth Day event at Moulton, we realize we will need A LOT of litter! (Not all of will be suitable for going inside the Litter Letters).
4. Wear comfortable shoes and attire . The areas where we will be picking up trash will be along sidewalks, alleys, and in neighboring parks/wooded areas. Some areas may be muddy and wet.
5. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
6. If you run out of bags or need assistance, contact Laura Peters at 314-4243, and she will provide you with additional materials.
7. At noon, when we are done picking up trash, we will return to the parking lot and have a picnic. After we eat, we will fill the word “HOPE” and celebrate our success!
The weather looks to be perfect, and we are looking forward to a terrific day with friends and neighbors. See you Saturday!

Celebrate Earth Day with the 6th Avenue Corridor!

We know that littering is an issue in all of our neighborhoods, and the 6th Avenue Corridor district is no exception! Help us celebrate Earth Day by picking up litter around 6th Avenue and the River Bend neighborhood! The litter collected will be used to create a public art installation on 6th Avenue – we are bringing the Litter Letter Project to Iowa and creating the word “THINK”!

Join us on Saturday, April 26th, from 10am – noon for the clean-up. Afterwards, we will be hosting a free picnic lunch to show our appreciation! Please RSVP through this Eventbrite link to help us plan for food. More information is also posted on Eventbrite about where to meet and what to bring!

Earlier in the week, students from Children and Family Urban Movement (CFUM) and Moulton Extended Learning Center will be picking up litter in their area, and filling the word “HOPE” during Moulton’s Earth Day Garden Party on April 22nd. A representative from Keep Iowa Beautiful worked with the youth at CFUM, who ultimately decided “HOPE” was their perfect word!

Interested in supporting the project but unable to attend the clean-up? We are planning to install a third word, “CARE”, this summer before our Jazz in July event. The 6th Avenue Corridor is looking to fundraise an additional $1,000 to fabricate “CARE”. Donations can be made through this secure PayPal link. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all contributions are fully tax-deductible.

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors: Metro Waste Authority, Metro Arts Alliance, Andrea Hauer, Martha McCormick, and CFUM donors!

More information about the Litter Letter Project can be found on their website.