Saturday, May 18, 2013

Working in the Yard

Quite a bit of work has been done around the Boatworks since we began moving back into the building at the end of December.  The latest improvements were done outside of the building.

Now that our street and parking area have been paved and lined, the next thing we have to deal with is the grounds immediately around the building.  Despite the threat of wet weather, a group of volunteers assembled at the Boatworks this morning to start that process.  Some old plantings were dug up, along with a lot of weeds.  Rocks and sculptures were moved around, and some good general cleaning was done.

By 2 pm our crew was ready to knock off, but some noticeable work had been completed.  Today's helpers included Rebecca and Joe Szabo, Glorianne Parisi, Ingrid Farrell, Art Nelson, Richard and Jane Rappleyea, Pat and John Hutchinson, and Michele Sloboda.

Over on the 7th Avenue side of the building the area in front of the mural was cleaned up and the lettered stepping stones brought to the front of the building.  Several of our concrete "FantaSEA" creatures were relocated to the planted area by the front corner of the building.

The framed bed in front of the large window of the Boatworks is no stranger to flowers and other plants, and a fresh assortment were planted there today.  Our concrete ramp and front walk are part of the brand new construction, and so those potted plants by the curb are also brand new.

Still lots more work to be done.  Eventually we will be doing more with the sandy gravelly areas right in front of the building, as well as on the side of the building by the postcard mural.  Those interested in volunteering to help in the future can look out for announcements on the website or contact the BAC directly.

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