Silver Lake cleans up

Photo by Luke Klipp

About 50 volunteers, including members of Aztecs Rising,  picked up trash, hauled away abandoned furniture and cut away vines and overgrown bushes on Saturday morning as part of a clean up of the Vendome Street Median and nearby Music Box Steps in Silver Lake.   “It was an awesome turnout with a lot of folks excited about what we accomplished,” said Luke Klipp, the Silver Lake resident who organized the clean up  with the assistance of Silver Lake Improvement Association, Council District 13, and Aztecs Rising. Click on the link below for some before and after shots.

Before litter is cleaned up and bushes trimmed. Photo by Luke Klipp

After. Photo by Luke Klipp

Piles of garbage bags await pick up. Photo by Luke Klipp


  1. Great job!

  2. Awesome, I love this kinda stuff.

  3. Wow. That looks so much better. Great job!

  4. I was blown away by how much was accomplished in so short a time frame. They even tackled the overgrowth up the Music Box Steps. Hats (and gardening gloves) off to Luke for making this awesomeness happen and for everybody who pitched in.

  5. Many many thanks to everyone who pitched in to make a success (and to The Eastsider, whose article last week led to a few people coming to help)! Turnout was awesome, and people really felt empowered to make a difference in the community. It was a blast to organize this, and none of it would have happened without the tremendous support of the community.

    And we’ll be back out there again soon – people wanted to organize more stuff like this and also just getting together in our neighborhood. So cool.

  6. You guys are awesome!!!!!!! Is there a way to get the city or a service to volunteer to trim all the dead growths off the palm trees?

  7. It was great to see so many neighbors pitching in just like the ole days. Everyone was very generous with their time.

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