|Photo courtesy of Jay Renard, Photojournalist East County Herald|
Over 300 volunteers from the Mormon Helping Hands descended upon Lindo Lake County Park today. They worked in conjunction with I Love A CleanSan Diego’s Creek to Bay Cleanup project to clean several sites here in Lakeside. This well organized effort deployed groups of volunteers to Lindo Lake, the Lakeside Linkage Preserve, the Whitaker House, and the San Diego River at Cactus Park.
Working closely with the Lakeside's River Park Conservancy, this mass of workers not only cleaned up debris around the lake and other sites, but did landscape work, painted public restrooms, the boat house and bridge, and re-stripped the parking lot and handicapped parking spaces. The project began bright and early this morning and by 8:00am hundreds of volunteers clad in yellow vests swarmed around Lindo Lake and the other locations looking much like busy worker bees. By 12:00 noon they departed our Lakeside community to reveal sparkling clean parks and grounds.
|Pictured with Lakeside LVG members and Engine 2 Crew are event coordinator Marsi Walker and Robert Wood. Photo courtesy of Jay Renard, Photojournalist East County Herald|
Mormon Helping Hands began in 1998 and has since donated millions of hours of service through hundreds of thousands of volunteers. It is a non-proselytizing program meant to provide assistance through response to natural disasters and local needs within the community. We thank the Mormon Helping Hands and all of the volunteers who participated in today’s beautification effort here in Lakeside.
Submitted by: Chuck Palmore, Lakeside Fire Captain