NOTE: THE SF REC & PARKS DEPT. HAS ASKED THAT THIS EVENT BE CANCELLED ON THIS DATE AND POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE TO BE DETERMINED WHEN IT MAY BE SAFER FOR US ALL TO WORK ALONGSIDE ONE ANOTHER. Thank you to those who volunteered for this date and we hope you'll be available to help on a later date.
This year's Pond Cleaning will be TUESDAY, March 24, 2020, starting at 7:30 AM.
Along with the SF Rec & Parks Dept., we again need lots of good help from the club's membership to get the ponds in shape for Mel’s Day and the 2020 Spey-O-Rama Competition.
Please consider giving the GGACC a few hours of your time. In return, we will start you out with coffee and breakfast, give you a broom or a shovel to use, or a wheelbarrow to push, or maybe you'd like to be part of the hose crew. We will break from our work for a delicious lunch and, if need be, finish the job up afterward.
If we get enough helpers, we should be able to wrap up our work by 12:30 PM or so, and then take a few "Team" photos and enjoy a nice meal. SF Rec & Parks Dept. will provide the tools and a handful of employees to help out. After the ponds are thoroughly cleaned, they will also coordinate or perform: removal of any aquatic growth in the ponds and repair of cracks in the concrete.
All you need to bring is your waders or a pair of rubber boots, maybe a pair of work gloves, and the willingness to get the job done. That being said, this is necessarily on a weekday and most members who are available on a weekday are retired and perhaps a little less able-bodied. So we really hope that some of our younger members will take the day, or just that morning, off from work to join us.
We need at least 30 solid commitments to help. To volunteer for this activity on Tuesday, March 24 th from 7:30 AM until early afternoon, please send an email to this year's Pond Cleaning Coordinator: Pete Howes firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to contact Pete with any questions -- he'll be very glad to hear from you.