The clean up....

Jane and I made flyers, knocked on doors, spoke to businesses, contacted the city workers and the railroad.  On a chilly October morning, about 3 dozen neighbors showed up with wheelbarrows, rakes and smiles.  One neighbor brought his family who were visiting from out of town.  RR officer Rick Fowler organized our timing between trains and kept us safe.  City of Portland Public Works arranged to have a trash truck on site, even on overtime for the workers.  Our neighborhood liaison from the the police department, Coreena Benkhe, came to help on her day off.  Rachel, who works at Bayou Kitchen showed up with several friends to help.  Dunkin Donuts donated coffee and donuts.   In less than 90 minutes, we cleaned up 5 blocks of trash from Forest Ave to Coyle Street.  We met neighbors we've never met before.  Friends of Woodfords Corner was launched.