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Escondido Shines group helps clean up bike path

Last Saturday, June 16, members of Escondido Shines gathered for the first ever Bike Path Clean-Up day.
According to Melissa Navarrete of Escondido Shines, “We had about 15 people in attendance, made some great acquaintances and most important met other like-minded community members.” She added, “We picked up a lot of trash, raked up some of the dead leaves, and even painted over some graffiti!”
A couple people who were walking the path even joined the group. One man commented on how he is high energy and was looking for something to keep himself busy. He grabbed some bags and worked on getting the path clean.
“There were a couple small groups up to no good who left the path as we worked on our clean up efforts,” said Navarette. “Several cyclists thanked us as they rode the path. All in all, it was a wonderful way to spend our Saturday morning, not to mention, it was a perfectly overcast morning so we never got hot!”
The group is still working on fundraising to buy a bike for “James,” a man who has helped a woman travel along the bike path safely by giving her an escort.
Those interested can continue to donate to the GoFundMe page here: www.gofundme.com/5kdnsrs

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