Monday, October 16, 2017

Clean-up canceled for this weekend.

There are signs up at the run announcing the change, which say that they don't have the wood chips for us yet, and without those, clean-up doesn't make much sense.  The page on the Parks website has also been updated--

https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-my-park-at-fort-washington-park

There have been a few times when we didn't get enough wood chips, and had to do more work later on, but I can't offhand recall anything like this happening before.   I'll be sure to post again when it's been rescheduled. 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Fall Clean-Up, Saturday, October 21st. 10:00am--2:00pm.

Found it on the NYC Parks website. 

Max is gone, but I'll be there (maybe not as long as usual, having some tendon issues, but I can still work).  When I say he's gone, of course, I don't really mean that.  He'll be there.  I'll always see him when I'm there. 

This is an important little piece of ground we're tending to, that improves many lives, canine and human.  Obviously those who use it regularly are particularly obligated to help out, but anyone who is part of our larger community is welcome to show up, shovel wood chips, pull weeds, plant bulbs.  And watch the dogs cavort merrily, while we slave for them.

And why not?  Two days a year is small enough recompense for what we get from this place.  And from the friends we built it for. 






Monday, August 7, 2017

Max's Final Photo

To all of you out there who were his friends--furry or otherwise--thank you.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Clean-up Day, Saturday, May 20th.

Formally, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, but probably starting earlier and ending later.  Our tradition is to bring the dogs, and their tradition is to goof around while we work.

Just found out that Danny Mercado of the Parks Department got a well-deserved promotion--but it's in the Bronx, so we'll be dealing with new people to get our tools and wood chips.  Good luck to Danny, and good luck to us.  And here's hoping we don't get rained on.