On May 2, students from joined members of the Friends of Dogbone Meadow in a park cleanup day. Accompanied by their music teacher, the 14 students helped prune trees, hand weed, rake, clean up graffiti and generally make the park sparkle.
Led by Bill Craig on electric saw, our master of pruning, the kids dragged the cut boughs across the park to the service gates. Other students, led by Courtney Flaven, Judy Ahern, Fran Craig, Raul Carter, Ed Shelley and Alan Rosenbloom, weeded and cleaned. Several other members of FODM joined in wielding rakes and weeding forks.
FODM provided sandwiches, apples, cookies and drinks to the hard workers. The last item on the work list was to have a donated blue spruce planted. This job was enthusiastically carried out by the students and the tree was dedicated to the Senior Class of 2012 of San Marin High School.
I wish more of the community could witness the work these seniors from San Marin High School put in for those four hours. They are great representatives of today's youth and leaders of the future.
— Brian Pearson