Maybe you can apply this toward your community service hours or at least your karmic debt.
Following up Earth Day, on April 28 SOLV (Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism) will be doing things like graffiti abatement and litter pickup.
Friends of Pier Park is coordinating the event. They want us to sign up at the SOLV website. They will be able to use anyone who shows up but SOLV will provide water and Clif bars based on how many people sign up at the website.
I will be leading two efforts, skatepark graffiti removal and litter pickup around the skatepark and along the road boundary behind the skatepark. You can sign up and then help with those specific tasks. Then show up at the covered picnic area and they will send you off with Mark Conahan. The event lasts from 9:00 to 1:00 and will be followed by a barbecue.
register here. Click the Volunteer link and look for Pier Park Pickup in the list.
It should be very satisfying to clean up the graffiti. Parks and Rec will provide the supplies we need although you might want to bring gloves. It would also be great for skaters to turn out in force for this effort. Weâ€™ll show those disc golfers a thing or two about public spirit. I will post about this again when it gets closer. Sign up now and put it on your calendar.