Swan Islanders and friends,
On behalf of the resident geese, white crown sparrows, osprey, swallows, crows, and of course Swan Island employees, many thanks to volunteers from the surrounding community, npGreenway, Swan Island Business Association, City of Portland North Portland Neighborhood Services, McDonald’s and Daimler Trucks NA for last Saturday’s clean up of the Greenway Trail and adjacent beach on Swan Island.
Over a dozen volunteers removed litter, Styrofoam, tires and other debris left by visitors and the river’s high water over the winter. In the 20 plus years that I have walked the trail and observed the beach, I have never seen it so clean and welcoming. Check it out.
Look for a another clean up opportunity this fall as part of the the Greenway Trail art installation. Date TBD.
Lenny Anderson, Swan Island Business Association