Volunteers including spent the day cleaning up Victory Road Park along the harbor in Dorchester
The first task for the group was to take an inventory of winter and storm damage sustained by this waterfront park. Parks and recreation areas across the state, but especially in coastal communities, were hit hard this winter by two so-called “hundred year storms” and the result is clear to visitors as they begin to return to the parks. Victory Road Park is no exception. Large piles of gravel and bricks, plant debris, and litter had washed up into the park. Small trees had been uprooted as the sand eroded, and had washed up into the pathways, as had several very large pieces of wood that posed a safety hazard with nails and other metal pieces protruding from them.
A large plastic buoy had washed up onto the island.
The group scoured the park, from edge to edge, clearing debris. The exposed roots of the tree show how much erosion has occurred.
Dirt, plant matter, and innumerable bits of debris had washed up into the park, beyond the pathways.
This group is removing the contaminated wash up.
This large column was blocking the path into the park. With nails and screws sticking out of it, it was a
real safety hazard until this group got it up and away!
Volunteers ended the day with a smile.