Volunteers support 3-day cleanup
Over the course of three days, a cleanup of the Lulu Heights neighborhood in the City of Wellston is taking place. A demolition crew with heavy equipment including an excavator and skid loader are working alongside volunteers to clear the properties of debris. The efforts are taking place during two shifts 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm.
The properties in the Lulu Heights neighborhood are owned by the St. Louis County Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority (LCRA), which is operated by the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. Recently, in partnership with the St. Louis County Police Department and North County Police Cooperative, surveillance cameras were installed to limit illegal dumping.
“It’s great to see volunteers show up to lend a hand to these clean up efforts. We remain committed to making sure this area is well maintained. We will continue to work with the City of Wellston and Mayor Griffin to prevent future illegal dumping in this area, and identify sustainable development opportunities that will benefit the community.” Rodney Crim, CEO and President at the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.
The St. Louis County Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority (LCRA) is requesting volunteers to support the cleanup efforts.
“We are encouraged by the progress made today, and what will be done over the next few days. We are happy to partner with St. Louis County Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to get this area cleaned up, and are grateful for the volunteers who helped with the efforts. We hope a surveillance camera now placed in the area is a strong deterrent to illegal dumping.” Mayor Nathaniel Griffin, City of Wellston.
Volunteers should report to the intersection of Lulu Avenue and St. Charles Rock Road. Gloves and snacks will be provided. Volunteers may email: [email protected] to register for a shift.
Thursday, May 27, from 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm