Rally to clean up Old Fire Station 62!
How cool will it be when the Old Fire Station looks like this? You can help!
FROM THE MAR VISTA COMMUNITY COUNCIL:
Mar Vistans Rally for Mayors Day of Service Clean Up of Old Fire Station 62
Los Angeles, California USA-June 15, 2009
On Saturday, June 27, 2009, from 8 AM until noon, Mar Vistans will rally to clean up Old Fire Station 62, located at 3631 Centinela Avenue [northwest corner of Centinela at Windward], Mar Vista.
The vacant fire station cleanup and beautification is a service project of the Mar Vista Community Council Old Fire Station 62 Ad Hoc Committee in conjunction with the Mayor’s Citywide Day of Service. It was approved June 9, 2009 by the Mar Vista Community Council Board of Directors.
When new Fire Station 62 was completed on Venice Blvd., Old FS 62 was decommissioned because it was too small for modern fire apparatus at only 4,000 square feet.
While vacant, the building has been the target of squatters and graffiti vandals. Weeds are 6 feet high; trees untrimmed; and trash has been strewn about the property.
Litter and debris will be removed from inside the building. The property will be weeded and the front yard planters’ beds prepared for simple water-wise landscaping.
The entire community is encouraged to come out and help.
Protective masks and light rubber gloves will be provided, however proper protective clothing is advised: long sleeves; long pants; and heavy work or gardening gloves. Tools such as shovels, push brooms; rakes; small gardening implements; and 5 gallon buckets should be brought to the site by volunteers. Donations of plain brown cardboard with all plastic tape removed are needed for the planter beds.
Co chair, Mar Vista Community Council Old Fire Station 62 Ad Hoc Committee
Address: 3630 Wade St, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Special thanks to Agnes Anderson for creating the picture of our vision!