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Removing Weeds From a Pathway/Stairway (#6)

For the first time we will work in the Rockridge neighborhood. This pathway with cement stairs called "Belalp Path" is in the Upper Rockridge area. It connects the streets of Golden Gate & Buena Vista. The Golden Gate Ave. side is at the stair's bottom so we will begin there. The approximate address to find it on Google Maps is "5188 Golden Gate Ave., Oakland, Ca". It is between 2 houses with the addresses of 5176 and 5200 Golden Gate Ave.

One should bring gloves, water to drink, paper towels and a map. Good things to bring are shearers, brooms, dust pans and even a rake or hoe. I will bring 3 shearers and enough garbage bags. I will post photos of what "Belalp Path" looks like now and more information on what tools we should bring. If we finish this one block of "Belalp Path" we may also work on "Belalp Path" as it goes up higher on the other side of Buena Vista Ave.

We will work for about 2 hours.

Below is our very first group of weeders 5/20/12.

Below photo shows how much plant growth was on the stairs.

Below photo shows stairway right after our team of 4 finished.

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  • Howard S.

    Our small group of myself, Joyce and Cynthia cleared up the bottom half of the Belalp Stairway between Golden Gate & Buena Vista. For weeks I expected 7 or more volunteer workers so I picked this stairway because it needed such a big crew. It was a hot day and I discovered that I did not have the several big garbage bags needed so I rushed to a store and brought back 55 of them. See the new photos and compare with the old photos.

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry but I have to go to the East Bay on Saturday and won't be able to drive over two days in a row... I hope to make the next one.

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going to be in Texas that weekend. But y'all have fun!

    April 8, 2013

    • Howard S.

      Too bad you won't be able to join us like you did in the past. I hope to put together more cleanups that you might be able to join.

      April 9, 2013

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