This is a great idea,but for every 10 items of trash picked up it will be replaced by 20 items.Don't get me wrong I like this course but I have my doubts to what the pros will think of this area when the WORLDS comes around.
I'll try as nice as I can, but if this is your stance, then I would prefer that you stay under the porch. What we do not need is naysayers, and saying it will never work, if you have not been at Cliff Drive over the last 9 years, which in all honesty, I am about the only person that has, then you have no idea how much improvement has happened here. Also the realization that we can make a difference is within each of us to make is a much stronger statement than thinking that we can not. If you want pristine and pure, and to be left alone, go to the smaller communities that work towards the betterment of the parks. We are in a tough economic bind, the city has cut funding to parks for years, and we have just started this decade to reclaim land that has been lost and neglected, and if you want something good, WORK FOR IT. I ama firm believer in that, and hope that the loads of help that we have seen at Cliff continues to improve as we continue to improve the park.
Be part of the solution, not part of the problem, and not one of those that drive by the park and say, man that is messy, someone should do something about it, you know what, a few of us have, and a few of us that take that ownership and make it our priority have made that course a reality. If everyone would do a little bit to help, it would go a longs ways, if you don't think that it matters, then please play elsewhere.
You struck a nerve, and I hate people that are pessimistic, especially when you are talking about over 10,000 hours of volunteer time. Be a part of the solution, not a nay-sayer and you go far in my book. Many have helped to get the course where it is today, and many others are now doing other things, but the bottom line is that it takes a village, to build it, it only takes one careless F&*)( to light a match and blow it up, so lets try to get everyone on the same page, and that was why I was asking for al ittle help.
Dog, its not a personal attack on you, but rather an attack on anyone reading about how passionate I am and I know a few others that share this passion. Your best bet is to help and show up and see what a group difference we can make, or go view other parts of the park, and see how we have made a difference, and will make a difference.
BTW, most of the pros that have played this park, are super excited that it has made thier list of courses. This course gets great reviews from all over, so now the oenus is on us to make it visiually as good as the lay of the land has lent itself.