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Cliff Drive / Re: Trash abatement
« on: Today at 08:34:17 AM »
I tried to get #1 cleaned, up, it can always use more.  Not to call you wrong Rob.....but got trash cans cleaned on 3, 4, 5, 8, moved one can from the stage area to in front of #1 pad.  I will work at moving the ones that the city said they will bring.  I really just want them about every 3 holes out there is about all I want to pick up.

I do appreciate your calling more attention to it though, it did make me react faster and prioritize better.

Trash is emptied from the cans, trash is still there though....  :-(

I am pretty confident that I am driving down tomorrow morning and coming back afterwards, anyone want to go?

I want to sponsor #9 at Blue Valley.  I am thinking about donating a Flag Pole this year to make it the MANDO.....ARGH!

I fixed them....kind of I need a pair of Vice Grips to secure the bottom S hooks, but as long as no one is intentionally trying to take them, we should be good.

Always good to see positive disc golf related articles!

Cliff Drive / Re: Trash abatement
« on: April 16, 2014, 02:09:31 PM »
Rob, I hope you didn't take this the wrong way.  I do appreciate your concerns over the park.  It also made me ask P&R where all the cans may have gone.  It is freaking odd, but I know that the metal ones get used as "hot boxes" for fires by homeless....I can't figure out how to get the plastic ones as much as I would like. 

So your post was actually getting something done even though it didn't!  It was you that did!

Cliff Drive / Re: Cliff Drive League Night April 14
« on: April 16, 2014, 01:36:58 PM »
I heard tale of Amando shooting like a par 3 on the course at 9 1/2 months ready to give birthing, and SMOKED all the players on the card.....way to GO 'MANDO!

Grrrr.....we got beat by Team carry Hannah around that day!   ;D

Tournaments / Re: 2014 City of Fountains - PDGA B Tier- April 19th
« on: April 16, 2014, 01:21:18 PM »
That should do it Doug!  Thanks for stepping up on this one!!!! ;D :D

Cliff Drive / Re: Trash abatement
« on: April 16, 2014, 12:15:08 PM »
I was planning on heading out there as well Thursday, won't make Matt Crowe Happy, but it needs to be done, and that is the only day I can get out there I am pretty sure.  What time you thinking?

Rob if you have an answer let me know.  I have been cleaning the park for over 14 years now out there, it happens, it sucks, and if you are angry, think about myself and the anger inside of me over the years of CONSTANT cleaning on the park......

Tournaments / Re: 2014 City of Fountains - PDGA B Tier- April 19th
« on: April 16, 2014, 12:10:44 PM »
I believe in both instances it will be play to the baskets with #'s.  As is the case at both courses.  The "red" baskets at Blue Valley don't have any numbering on them, and at Cliff the same will be planned accordingly.  I imagine that we can "bag" the baskets though at least at Cliff for certain, At BV that may be a little more difficult.

Tournaments / Re: 2014 City of Fountains - PDGA B Tier- April 19th
« on: April 16, 2014, 10:37:33 AM »
I'd love to have them fixed.  I don't have extra chains nor do I know of where to get them on short notice.  Not sure if there is another resource or not

I was busting Jose's putts....I have a basket that was hit with a van that I use for the "missing chains" at cliff.  I will get them fixed beforehand.  I may try to do it tomorrow.  I will also be moving the "blue practice" basket to 18 and 18 where it will be so that we will be playing to "nickels" only for the event.

Shawnee Mission / Re: 4/8/2014
« on: April 15, 2014, 01:10:57 PM »
$5 for league, $1 for the ace fund (club members get a $1 discount), all you have to do is show up and play!   Be there by 5:30 or so this week to ensure you are ready to go!

Cliff Drive / Re: Trash abatement
« on: April 15, 2014, 12:18:59 PM »
we have put signs, the trash cans get stolen...I can't figure out why.  There are cans on 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12 right now.  I had planned on trying to get out there this past weekend to make a dent.

Bottom line Rob is that unless we take ownership and pride in the course and do it, it will not get done.  That is part of the reason to encourage other activities (ERTA and the new trails) into the park.  I have been working with many people over the years, club members, civic leaders, P&R, community residents to make an impact.  Although you see it as trashy right now, it pales in comparison to years past, the time is smaller.  Just this year, Doug, his kid, Matt Eklund, my neighbor Mark, and Myself went out on a 2 degree day to make an impact on the course.

Overall it really boils down to usage.  The park sees more usage, and I will work on getting replacement trash cans out there, but it doesn't solve the issue if we have people dumping the cans to get the aluminum out for their own recycle money.  The biggest thing is to pack out what you pack in.  We are not good at doing this as disc golfers.  WW is a PRIME example of how much trash we put on a course.  It overflows there as well.  It is just amazing how much we get out on a course.  So until the disc golfers as well work on this, it is tough to point fingers.  I can attest that when I see Blvd bottles in the middle of the fairway, I don't think that it is a dumping.

Now that being said, ABSOLUTELY an issue on illegal dumping.  P&R is aware, and we will and constantly look to find ways to combat it.  It really is an education thing though.  In KCMO, you only have to put the trash on the curb, and they will get it.  I mean seriously, put it in the front yard, that is it.  Yet people dump in the park.  It is uninformed illiterate individuals with the trash bags for certain.  Signs won't help these folks.

Cliff Drive / Re: Trash abatement
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:55:23 AM »
preaching to the choir.

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