Thursday, August 28, 2008
Some of the Grace Church irises found a new home at the main train station, which has been adopted by the Crescent Area Neighborhood Association. Maria Pellum and volunteers from the group clean the station's grounds and are embarking on a beautification project. While you are dashing to catch a train, take notice of this effort to partner with NJ Transit for a more attractive station.
As Maria and I surveyed the grounds, we saw one very overgrown section near a Watchung Avenue bar. This portion needs more than simple trash pickup or plantings. We saw evidence of vagrants camping there, just a few yards from the platform. It was kind of scary to think of hidden people watching commuters.
The Crescent group plans more plantings around various signs and can always use more helping hands for cleanups. Kudos to Maria for arranging the partnership with NJ Transit and toiling in the hot sun to make our main station look good!