The 2017 Mayor’s Fall Cleanup is Saturday October 28, 2017. Here are a few ways you can help:
Clean your property, your block or volunteer to pick up trash along Druid Park Dr.
- Starting the Week Before – Saturday Oct.21.
- We can deliver trash bags to your doorstep the 21st which allows time to work at your own schedule.
- Either leave your bags for your regular trash pickup on Wednesday or on Saturday, Oct. 28 drop the filled bags at our Community Pick-Up Spot – Parkdale and Druid Park Drive (south side of tree)
You must pre-register for early bags by Friday, Oct. 20th.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer on Clean up Day – Saturday October 28 at 9 am
Meet in Woodberry Park (the amphitheater) at 9am to tackle some beautification projects or to receive supplies to collect litter. WCA representatives will be in the park until 1pm. “Problem Spots” that would benefit from a dedicated volunteer effort: The Woodberry Sign, Rockrose Park, Rockrose Ave at the cable anchor, and the trees and vines on the north side of Girard.
Students, this is a great way to get community service hours! We can also help you apply for water bill credits that the city provides to Clean-Up Volunteers.
To register for Clean-up activities: email@example.com
Looking for something fun to do this month? Free Fall offers over 300 free events every October in Baltimore City. Visit http://freefallbaltimore.org/
Looking for a different type of activity on Halloween weekend? On Saturday, Oct. 28, the Friends of Druid Hill Park will lead a guided tour of the park’s back hills area from 10 p.m. to midnight. Learn more at http://www.baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/something-different-for-halloweekend-a-night-hike-through-druid-hill-park/
Woodberry Community Association is your voice with the City and a strong membership supports our ongoing work. Memberships are annual and can be updated at http://aboutwoodberry.com/support/
Investigation by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) found failing sanitary sewer pipes that had been constructed within a 5-foot diameter storm drain tunnel in the Clipper Mill area. Problems discovered late last week include a severed main sewer pipe, other disconnections and leaks, and debris within the storm system.
More than 10,000 gallons of sewage is estimated to have discharged to the Jones Falls since the discovery of the failing system. DPW engineers and maintenance workers are seeking immediate, short-term actions to abate the problem, including repairing and re-aligning the severed sewer main, cleaning the storm drain, and working with the property owner to repair portions of the private sewer system.
Long-term actions will include determining how to get the sanitary sewer line out of the storm drain.
The public is reminded to avoid contact with urban waterways due to the risk of pollution. For information about health concerns as a result of sewer overflows please go to http://health.baltimorecity.gov/sanitary-sewer-overflows-sso.
Greenspring Realty Partners has recently purchased the two large warehouses in the Union Ave complex behind the Light Rail. These buildings are behind the Schenuit Building. Currently those properties are designated I-2, which could accommodate industries using heavily pollutants. Greenspring Realty Partners is requesting that we support a change to I-MU (Industrial Mixed Use) which better supports the mix of tenants currently leased and several that are looking to lease, but also offer retail.
Unfortunately the Schenuit Rubber Tire warehouse remains unsold.
Please join us for this important Q & A session.
We are still on cloud nine after yesterday’s magnificent turn out during the first annual Woodberry Hangout! We are so grateful that you came out, enjoyed the festivities and supported the WCA. This neighborhood is special because of you!
Thank you again to our sponsors who gave us legs to stand on, allowing us to throw this event. Gutierrez Studios, Preller Properties, Seawall Development, Sisson Street Auto Himmelrich Associates & Annonymous.
To our local business owners who donated AMAZING items for the raffle baskets- you are very generous! Those who had a table at the event took a gamble, not knowing what the turn out would be, and we appreciate that so much! A special shout out goes to the Baltimore Community Tool Library for existing and giving non profits an affordable option for event supplies!
We look forward to planning the 2018 Hangout and getting together again with everyone! In the meantime, stay tuned for updates from us and ways YOU can get more involved in what’s happening in Woodberry.
Get your Woodberry swag this Sunday at the #woodberryhangout . We will be selling some cool items, including prints of a historical Woodberry map, as well as this t-shirt with a Matt Muirhead graphic. Swing by the WCA booth and check them out!
This Sunday is the big day! Join us Sunday from 3-7pm at Woodberry Park for the first ever #woodberryhangout There will be food, music, local businesses and your neighbors and community members!!
Special Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors
Sisson St Auto
Hope to see you there! *NO GLASS PLEASE*