Friday, December 2, 2016

Carpenter's Creek Cleanup - Grover shows leadership

The environmental group Emerald Coastkeepers have organized a voluntary community cleanup from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The group asks volunteers to meet in the parking lot of Publix Supermarket at 5055 N. Ninth Ave. 

A news release from the Emerald Coastkeepers said the volunteers will work to remove tires, furniture, food and beverage containers and other trash from the creek. The group said the city of Pensacola and the Escambia County Sanitation Department helped to organize the cleanup.

Why does the City need Citizens to do its job?  Where is code enforcement?  Where is parks and rec? Where is public works?

Its a body of water in the City of Pensacola!

Another Hayward failure for the Citizens to fix!

Bright spot:

Area political leaders hope to fund additional projects to cleanup pollution and erosion in the creek with money from the RESTORE program, created from restitution money paid by oil giant BP in the aftermath of the massive 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill. Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson ranked the project as one of the area's top priorities for the funding.

You go Mayor Robinson!


He has done nothing toward this project.


Anonymous said...

Sometime it is not as easy as just going into a location and cleaning it up. For a quarter mile southeast of 9th ave it is all in private property then looks to become state owned, for half mile from 9th to Brent it is also private property, and then 3.2 miles to a pond where it appears to start on the map just north of Olive Road it is also all private property. So it is all basically private property and all the people cleaning it are trespassing. It is a noble cause don't get me wrong but what if someone gets hurt? City workers go to clean it and they are also trespassing and then the owner file suite. Next thing everyone does is write how stupid can you be ... it is private property why are you there why are you cleaning up private property! Either way the City loses here. I say clean it up but got to do it the right way so everyone is safe... no one get sued for something stupid.

Anonymous said...

Yeah doing something stupid like the Mayor and the City have done in the past! Why would anything change now?