April 8, 2008
By Ken Krayeske • 12:05 AM EST
Green Hartford is upon us!
First things first: John Norquist, the former Milwaukee mayor who led the charge to demolish one mile of elevated highway slicing through that downtown will speak at the Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Streert, Tuesday, April 15 at 6 pm.
Second, biking - CCBA annual dinner Wednesday night at 6:30 pm at Adam's Mill in Manchester. Bike part II Thursday night at Hartford Public Library to give input on Capital Region Council of Government's bike/ped plan.
Next, acquire compact flourescent bumbs and energy saving lamps cheaply at a taxpayer-subsidized sale at City Hall Thursday, April 24, 2008 from 11 am to 6 pm.
Finally, a Keney Park Clean-up Saturday, April 26, starting at 9 am. Here's more from a City of Hartford’s Department of Health and Human Services news release:
"Earth Day Clean-Up Needs Your Help"
Various community organizations, groups and individuals will be joining the Department of Public Works this year in the 'Keep America Beautiful' Campaign on Saturday, April 26, 2008.
Individuals and groups can sign-up to help the City 'Go Green.' Participants will meet at the Keney Park entrance located on the corner on Woodland and Ridgefield Street at 9:00 A.M.
Bags and gloves will be provided and areas for clean-up will be identified. Coffee, juice and snacks will also be available. The Department of Public Works will weigh and haul away all the litter that is picked up. Following the clean up, participants are invited back for lunch. Please mark your calendar to help clean up our community.
For further information on how to volunteer, please contact Rosa Velazquez at (860) 547-1626 ext. 7016.
Keney Park needs your help. I took these photos last week while riding a bike on the path parallel to Waverly Avenue, behind Simpson-Waverly School. The entrance of this path is on Love Land and Vine Street, and it runs all the way to Tower Avenue. It is a great path, just deeply littered.