Volunteers including spent the day cleaning up Victory Road Park along the harbor in Dorchester.
The day started off taking inventory of the work that needed to be done. After cleaning storm debris and flooding washup earlier this year, the park weathered the summer season quite well. Plants had grown up along the new edge of the park, which is important going into the fall as the root systems help prevent erosion. A tour of the park revealed two main tasks: removal of dog waste, and cutting back and pulling out invasive species that had grown up along the parking lot.
Volunteers collected dog waste and plant debris throughout the day.
Several volunteers used weed whackers to trip growth that was threatening to encroach on the parking lot.
In all, the group removed one ton of dog waste and plant cuttings, just one portion of the work needed to ready this park for the fall, and to keep Tenean Beach safe all year long.
One ton of waste and debris was removed from Victory Road Park by the end of the day.