Although the day was overcast and drizzly, it did not dampen the determination of approximately 130 volunteers who descended upon Woodland Park and Little White Oak Bayou to accomplish something that can only be described as “True Grit.”
Not afraid of getting dirty, volunteers representing Woodland Heights’ residents, neighbors, family and friends along with Bridgestone Americas’ employee volunteers and vendors CARQUEST and NAPA came together to clean up Woodland Park. And clean up they did! The official count of 484 tires (the oldest dated back to 1983) and approximately 200 bags of garbage and debris were collected from Woodland Park.
At a special program, Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Gonzalez formally thanked Bridgestone Americas for adopting Woodland Park as a part of their national initiative “One Team One Planet” and presented City Proclamations to both the Friends of Woodland Park and Bridgestone Americas. The Mayor Pro-Tem congratulated all the volunteers on their efforts to help clean up one of Houston’s oldest parks.
FWP and Bridgestone Americas are planning another clean up event for the spring. Many, many thanks to all of the volunteers who came out to help. We hope to see you again in the spring!