24 Nov

Jessica Triangle Clean up – Saturday, December 11 – 10am

Paula and Crew Weeding the Triangle
Beautification – Jessica Triangle

Tentative date for the return of the annual event. The Triangle was created by and is maintained by neighbors in this area. Please come out to trim some dead branches (no weeds this time of year) and dig some trenches in case we get rain this year. (You can always cross your fingers about the latter.) Bring gloves and any tools you prefer. Working with neighbors is a great preparedness activity.

Find out more about MWJN Beautification.

26 Apr

Weeding Weekend at Jessica Triangle 5/1 – 5/4

Jessica Triangle Work Party 2016

Wanna get out of the house? Well, here a fun and helpful opportunity in your neighborhood this weekend.

With all the rain this past winter, the JESSICA TRIANGLE needs to be weeded. It’s the landmark at the intersection of Jessica Drive and Cleland Avenue. Beginning in the late 90′s, local residents helped transform the triangle from a litter-strewn patch of asphalt to a beautifully landscaped drought-tolerant pocket park, and neighbors have been maintaining it ever since.

We can’t really have a work day, where people from around the neighborhood gather and work all at the same time. But we can have VIRTUAL WORK DAY, where each family selects a 2-hour time slot during which they will come an work.

Of course, you aren’t expected to work the whole 2 hours! However, when you reserve that block of time, you are asking that no one else go to the Triangle so you and the people who live with you can work safely without having to worry about social distancing in the Triangle area. 30 minutes. 60 minutes. 90 minutes. 120 minutes. Whatever suits your schedule, your family size, and your abilities.

Bring your own tools, and maybe a garbage bag (or your own green bin if you are close by) dig up the weeds, and then send a picture of your team to info@mtwashingtonjessica.org so we can post it. Just focus on weeding.  We’ll take care of any pruning. If you’re not sure if its a weed or a good plant, leave it alone.

There are sawhorse signs that ask people to not walk through the Triangle while you are working. Please post them at each end of the path, and replace them under the tree when you’re done.

Can’t donate some time? How about donating money to the MWJN Beautification Fund? Donate here [http://mtwashingtonjessica.org/support-us/donate>] and please note “beautification – Triangle” to make sure your donation goes to the right place.

Sign up for your family’s time slot on Doodle: doodle.com/poll/5zn23c2d6ms74m8g .

Send any Questions to info@mtwashingtonjessica.org

And thanks in advance for your help!

20 Jun

Jessica Triangle Work Party Sunday 6/30/19

Jessica Triangle Work Party 2016

Jessica Triangle Work Party 2016

HAPPY SUMMER!

Join us Sunday, June 30, from 10 am – 12 noon to help pull weeds and beautify our little pocket park.  The extra rain this winter has created a very lush collection of weeds! Bring your favorite tools (gloves, clippers, rakes) – we’ll have trash bags, water and Paula to guide us!

Jessica Triangle is the landmark at the intersection of Jessica Drive and Cleland Avenue. Beginning in the late 90′s, local residents helped transform the triangle from a litter-strewn patch of asphalt to a beautifully landscaped drought-tolerant pocket park. You can read the inspiring story in Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch.

Please consider donating 30 minutes of your time or $10 from your pocket. Walk-by and drive-by cash donations accepted, or online at mtwashingtonjessica.org/donate/.

Also note our other beautification effort, the Oneonta -Olancha Stairs – we are collecting donations to  pay for new murals at the bottom of the stairs. Find out more here and consider a dontation to that project too!

12 Jun

Public Art in Mt.Washington Jessica Neighborhood

Stairs leading down to Oneonta Drive, with mural by Mike Schelly

Stairs leading down to Oneonta Drive, with mural by Mike Schelly

Clean up  has already begun to prepare the stairs for a new mural, to be painted by Mike Schelly, the artist who originally painted the stairs in the early 90’s in a neighborhood effort supported by then Councilmember, Jackie Goldberg.

Oneonta-Olancha Stairs (bottom) 2019

Oneonta-Olancha Stairs (bottom) 2019

The area we want to paint has been a target of taggers over the years, in part due to the drought killing off the original vine that covered the concrete wall near the base.

“The stairs and the triangle are wonderful neighborhood assets. The triangle makes a lovely entrance to our neighborhood. The stairs are a wonderful place to exercise, meet other people, and see the view. The stairs act as a public meeting place in the same way that a square or park does in other cities. Both places also offer an opportunity for neighbors to get involved in a community project that directly affects them, and for which they can see tangible results.”  Al Winn, The Eastsider – 2010

Donations collected at Earthquake Drill

Donations Cheerfully Accepted!

We are seeking city approval to add murals on the side and middle panels. We are requesting donations from the community. A total of $2500 is needed for this project. Donations can be made here.  Please note on the form that you wish your donation to go toward the Stairs Beautification project. MWJN is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit and your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Find out more about what our organization does with beautification.

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