Posts tagged Riverwalk

Newsom Station Road Clean Up

There will be a clean up of Newsom Station Road on April 17, 2010. The neighborhoods of Boone Trace, Lexington Point and Riverwalk will participate in the clean up. Metro Beautification and Environment Commission will supply t-shirts, gloves and trash bags to all participants. The event is part of the Great American Clean Up, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful.

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Soft Taco Dinner Kit

DinnerKit_1923This trash was found in a field between Riverwalk and Lexington Point subdivisions in Bellevue, Tenn. The box is recyclable.

Did the box just jump out of someone’s trash can?

Probably not.

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Give Away Gently Used Toys

DeathLaser_1921NerfGun_1914Recently I read in the Wall Street Journal about the letters that were being sent to Santa Claus this Christmas by children affected by the recession. Some of these kids are asking for socks and shoes; others ask for jobs for their parents.

Then I see these toys left on the Riverwalk greenway. They have been there for several days. I do not know if they are still usable toys. Possibly these are broken. Please teach your children to take care of their toys. Do not leave them behind on the ground after playing with them. If the children have outgrown them, donate them to Goodwill or put them on freecycle.com for someone to take. Reusing is as important as recycling.

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Asphalt Dumped in My Neighborhood

Some paving has been completed in the Riverwalk subdivision. Should I suspect that this pile of asphalt off Newsom Station Road was left behind by the pavers?

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Living on Borrowed Land

A neighbor approached me Sunday about why he no longer sees deer in his yard. According to him, when the privacy fence was constructed along the railroad tracks through the Riverwalk subdivision, deer were blocked from traveling to and from the river. Deer can jump over the picket fence along the property but can’t jump over the higher privacy fence.

He proposed that part of the privacy fence, not around houses, be removed. Then the deer could go back and forth to the river as they used to do. I suspect that the privacy fence was built for two reasons. One, as a barrier to railroad noises and two, to keep hoboes away from homeowners’ properties. I doubt the homeowners would agree to do this.

I know that I live on land formerly occupied by the American Indians. Often I feel guilty about that. My house is also on property that once housed a plantation with slaves. I’m glad that human slavery is no longer an issue in the United States. I also regret that I’m living on land that deer and other wildlife used.

Before the construction was completed, we had lots of wild blackberry plants in the area. I miss sampling the wild blackberries, and I’m sure the deer and rabbits also miss them.

I wish that the subdivisions of Boone Trace, Lexington Point and Riverwalk had been better constructed around the existing land. I wish that we were friendlier to wildlife.

While I hold a deed to the property around my hosue, I don’t really own it. I’m only borrowing it for a while.

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Construction Trash

Recently I visited an abandoned construction site. Although the site has been cleaned up some since last year, there is construction trash thrown around the area.

The site has been abandoned for over a year, but some of this trash looks recent. It’s not weathered or disturbed by wildlife.

The site is on a hill in the Riverwalk subdivision. Although all the trees have been removed from the hill, it could be a beautiful area. I wish I had seen the area before the construction company did its damage.

With our economy in shambles, I’m sure this is a site all over our country.

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Housing Market Crisis Trash

When I visited the abandoned construction site atop the hill in the Riverwalk subdivision, I found this sign on the ground. These townhomes were to be built by Rochford Construction:

Available is right.

The site has been abandoned for over a year.

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