Thursday, December 17, 2015

Bogota Beautiful


  On Wednesday 16-December Bogota Beautiful held their monthly meeting. Some of the items discussed were the condition  of the Planters on W. Main St  The Bogota Dept. of Public works clear the trees that did not survive the Summer. Amaru Bustamante talked, and thanked members of the Bogota Rescue Squad for watering them over the Summer. Mr Bustamante then talked about how the late Summer heat wave, or soil condition may have affected the trees. he is hoping to find a more harder planting, and better care of the soil for the Summer of 2016. 
   Isabel Bustamante talked about the recycling string light program in cooperation with the Bogota Green Team.  They will collecting this lights from now until Monday -21-December it is unknown if this deadline can be extended. All collected strings will be given to the Home Depot which will then donate $1.00 for each string collected to Bogota Beautiful to help fund their spring planting.  String light drop-off points are Borough Hall, All three of the Bogota Public Schools and the Bogota Dept. of Public Works. For  more information please contact; Councilwoman Daniele Fede at 973-703-6578
   Bogota Beautiful will be caroling at the Brightside Manor in Teaneck, NJ on Saturday 19 -Dec. starting at 2:00p. This is open to anyone who wishes to sing Carols for the residents of the Manor. There will also be a Door-to-door caroling event on Tuesday 22-Dec starting at 7:30p. Carolers will walk through parts of Bogota singing at private homes upon request. This is also open to anyone who wishes to join them. Meeting place is in from of the Mr. Freshcuts salon located at 78 W. Main St. Bogota, NJ.
   Some new items announced were the date for their Salsa Dance nights in January-2016. They will be each Thursday  7, 14, 21, 28 -January going from 8:00p to 9:00p.  This will take place on the second floor of the Kennedy Emergency Service Building located at 69 W. Main St Bogota, NJ. There will be a suggested donation of $5.00 for the first three night and $10.00 for 28-Jan.  The fourth night will be a Salsa Social Dance event. This is open to anyone , of all ages,who knows , or wishes to learn about Salsa Dance.  Ms. Bustamante will be one instructor, along with Sasha Valerie leading the class on 21-Jan. 
   The Bogota Community Garden plans have been changed by request of the Borough. The new location of the  Community garden will be at the Tree farm located on Elm Ave at Munn Ave.  The Borough have given a number of reason for the relocation, the main reason is an easier access to a water supply. Other reason are the removal of some of the trees to be replanted in the Borough will free up space for the garden. Also the Borough is wanting to see if the redevelopment of the Hess site will affect River Rd at W. Ft. Lee Rd.
   The final main point is the finalization of their Earth Day clean-up. This will be held on  Saturday 23 -April -2016. Again this year the main focus will be the clean-up of Olsen Park.  They will also clean-up the pedestrian  Railroad crossing at Ft. Lee rd. This may also include the Community garden  at Munn Ave , if time permits. Bogota Beautiful had over 150 Volunteers during their 2015 Clean-up. They are now looking for groups, or individuals to sign-up for the Earth d Day 2016. The number of Volunteers that sign up will help them plan on how many areas will be work on that day. They are also accepting donations of any equipment to  help with the clean up. Gloves, hats, racks, shoves, broom, or any other type of lawn equipment will be accepted. They are also looking for anyone who has their own power equipment to Volunteer their services on that day.  Anyone with tillers, leaf blowers, and cordless mowers would be welcome.  Bogota Beautiful is also interested in any business who would be able donate refreshment for the Volunteers. Water, snack, fruit, and Sandwiches are the primary need to get the Volunteers going on a late spring Afternoon.
     For more information  on volunteering for any of these project. To join Bogota Beautiful as a Active, or Prospective member, or to donate to help Bogota Beautiful please visit their website at :  or email them at: 

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