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Project.1 Information and Preparation

Posted in: project.1, roosevelt elementary ♦ Friday, July 13th, 2007, 11:15 am ♦ No Comments

It’s finally here. The preparation has been done, and the ravine is ready. This post will hopefully include all the information you will need as you make your preparations to come and help.

Directions: Roosevelt Elementary’s address is 611 Greenwood Dr. in Iowa City; however, we will be meeting and parking in the south parking lot.
(From Iowa City) As you go west on Benton Street, the school is on the west side of Riverside Drive. You will pass Hudson Avenue and Miller Avenue on your left, and soon after, Roosevelt Elementary will be on your right. If you’ve reached the top of the hill, then you’ve gone too far. The school is just before that.
(From Coralville or I-80) Take exit #242 (1st Ave.) and go south on 1st Ave. Follow 1st Ave. from Coralville to Melrose Ave. Take a left, or go east on Melrose Ave. Take a right at the next stoplight, going south on Sunset St. Go to the next stoplight, which is Benton St., and take a left going east. Go just under a mile, and on your left will be the school parking lot. If you’ve reached the bottom of the hill, you’ve gone too far.

Parking and registration will be in the south parking lot. If you have to park on the north side, please walk to the south parking lot to meet for registration. Registration and breakfast will take place from 7:00 – 8:00ish. The earlier we are able to start working, the better. Please come and check in at the table and let us know if there are any activities you would prefer not to do. Don’t forget — Cafe Del Sol Roasting and House of Aromas Coffeehouse have donated breakfast. Come and enjoy pastries, rolls, muffins, and freshly roasted coffee!

What to wear: I suggest work boots or a pair of something you don’t care to wear again. It may be a bit muddy, and some of the trail is a bit out of whack. Long pants or long socks. Although we have sprayed for poison ivy, there may be some lingering on parts of the trail, so something to protect your lower legs would be ideal. Gloves and long sleeves would be good for some jobs too. It could get hot; however, it may be chilly in the morning. Tomorrow’s forecast is partly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain in the early afternoon with a high of 86. If you wake up and it’s raining, you make the call. We will be out there — rain or shine.

Please don’t forget to bring the tools you mentioned when registering. We are bringing what we can, but a lot of it is coming from you. Also, if you are having scheduling conflicts with this and another event, please come for any part of the day. We will need everyone to make this happen.&nb sp; And if you can bring a friend who isn’t registered, DO IT! The more the merrier! If it’s Saturday morning and you get lost, have questions, whatever, call Chris at (319)325-4344. Also, if you have any shrubs or plants that you are looking to get rid of, please feel free to bring those with you. We will find a good home for them in the ravine.

Lastly, we would like to mention and thank our sponsors for their help. Cafe Del Sol Roasting, House of Aromas Coffeehouse, Hy-Vee, Country Landscapes, Inc., Panchero’s Mexican Grill, Johnson County Refuse, Infinity Skin Care & Spa, and University of Iowa Community Credit Union. With their help in this event, we are able to accomplish much more. Please thank these businesses for their support.

And THANK YOU for signing up! As of this morning, we have 44 volunteers!! We couldn’t be happier about that. Thank you so much, and we look forward to getting dirty with you tomorrow!

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