Several groups came together to clean up a section of railroad track that cut through their neighborhood on Saturday, September 21 in Sioux Falls.
Residents from the All Saints Neighborhood Association, Downtown Residence Association, West and 10 Association and the Pettigrew Heights Neighborhood came together today to pick up the trash along the railroad tracks that go through their neighborhoods. The group broke up into four teams of ten to 15 people, covering a two and a half mile stretch of land.
According to resident Katrina Lehr-McKinney, putting it altogether is no easy task.
“What we’ve been doing is working with the city and the railroad since May, to work on a date, work on scheduling of the railroads. Because obviously we can’t do this if they have trains coming through,” Lehr-McKinney said.
The group wanted to show the community they care about their property and are willing to get their hands dirty… By picking up trash.