Enhancing community connections in Cincinnati, by reclaiming alleys, sidewalks, and steps for the pedestrian.
Our sincerest apologies for the long hiatus on the blog. Much of our energy was spent cleaning hillside staircases, organizing weekly weekend cleanups, and focusing on the Facebook page. We certainly don’t want to forget about all of you who have supported us away from Facebook. So, we promise to have a stronger presence on the blog, as we have finally gained our footing and identified our trajectory.
April was quite a month for us. To summarize, we had three large alley cleanups, one neighborhood sweep for the Great American Cleanup, and 25 total hillside staircase cleanups throughout the month.
My own work commitments outside of Spring in Our Steps, and our efforts to plan future courses of action, caused our presence to wane for a short while. May 4th-6th was Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend, during which I and the Green Team Grunts managed waste disposal, and sorted throughout recycling and trash receptacles throughout the event. The following weekend was for recovery and spending time with the mothers of the world. It appears that last weekend was reserved for leisure. Our Great American Cleanup project activity was focused on our own neighborhood of Clifton. A return to Peete Alley occurred on Sunday the 29th.
As a part of our/my ambitious goal named Stepping Up in April!, we cleaned up 25 out of an intended 30 hillside staircases in 30 days. Needless to say, that much away from home presents the inevitable return to clean up the mess. But I am proud of what we accomplished in April 2012, a long overdue gift to the City of Cincinnati, after having lived here since 1987.
As I have promised many people, since the beginning of April, we will have wonderful photographic and cartographic proof of all our past endeavors. For the sake of bringing you up to speed, thanks to our hiatus, we have the following content in the works for you, over the next couple weeks:
We hope that you feel you’ve been made abreast of all our dealings, and plan to keep you up-to-date with some very exciting plans on the horizon.