OK…last night I went to the Bowman Creek Neighborhood Meeting. I went with Bill Steele and Jim Ruth. And I had…a BLAST!!! SERIOUSLY!! I would have never guessed. It was at Riley High School (in the cafeteria…my favorite place) and it began at 5:30 p.m. They mentioned something about ending at 8:30 p.m. and I thought, “I’m not sticking around here for three hours…[insert negative thoughts].” And then it TOTALLY sucked me in!!! We ended up talking in the parking lot until way past 9:00 p.m.
The city, through federal funding, is able to secure about 12 million dollars. And, because of federal guidelines, the 12 million can’t be spent on just anything (because I have a lot of other ideas), but…it can be invested in improving the most impaired and polluted water way into the St. Joseph river – including the surrounding neighborhood (my excitement) – the Bowman Creek (I bet most people who live next to the Creek don’t even know they live on Bowman Creek.
So, that was the plan and the dreaming stage began last night. And it was a blast.
There is another planning meeting in the cafeteria of Riley High School tomorrow, May 1st Saturday 9 a.m. – noon (including a walking tour).