On Saturday, Dec. 9, 22 volunteers with the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness strapped on their work boots and cleaned up the last remaining homeless encampments along lower Temescal Canyon.
By noon, the group had filled a final 40-foot dumpster with worn mattresses, broken flat screen televisions, propane tanks and human waste before declaring the last of the area’s 26 abandoned sites to be officially cleared.
“Some of these encampments were trash pits,” Sharon Kilbride wrote in a celebratory statement to the Palisadian-Post. “They had been accumulating nasty junk for over 10 years.”
Spearheaded by local Sparkplug Tom Creed, PPTFH has been working diligently since July to restore Palisadian parklands back to their pristine condition.
Up next, the task force plans to tackle the campsites along Palisades Drive and on city-owned land around Castellammare Road.
For information or to volunteer for the next CLEANup please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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