Got a note the other day from someone involved with the 105th Street dog run in Riverside Park.
After years of neglect, a handful of local resident dog-owners/run-users have banded together to revive the inactive community group that had been tending to the run.
If you’re a dog-owner in the area, they’re looking for help.
They’ve set up a website at DogRun105.org:
Defunct for years, the 105th St. Dog Run User Group has been brought back to life by a small group of neighborhood dog owners. This is important because, like all the dog runs in Riverside Park, the 105th St. Dog Run is publicly owned, but privately maintained—maintained, that is, by us: the dog run’s users!
Please join with your neighbors to make our dog run a nicer, safer, more enjoyable place for us and—most importantly—for our dogs!
Lot’s of information there, including what they’ve accomplished over the past month or two, current projects, and a list of near-term goals. They’ve also got a Facebook page and Twitter account (@DogRun105).
They’re looking for additional volunteers and are soliciting tax-deductible donations for improvements to the run.
Good grassroots stuff, and definitely worth checking out if you have a dog and live anywhere nearby.
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