BRILLO

Blue Ridge Litter Lookout

  1. Brillo Fine In 2009

    BRILLO Begins Its Fifth Year In March the group had its preliminary meeting One of the occasional outings sponsored by BRILLO is a wildflower walk conducted by our well-known local naturalist, John DeMary. Don't miss the next trip. John gives the adventurers a briefing Cut-Leaf Toothwort Toadshade Trillium Bloodroot In April BRILLO hosted Edward Marshall of the Journal to get a little PR for our group. The article is linked HERE. Brillo had plans to fan out along...
  2. Brillo 2008 Growing

    Over the winter months informal chats at get-togethers and on the BRILLO Forum indicated that the 'padders were going to have a Banner Year. And that phrase banner Year turned out to be on the mark. The tireless(well, somewhat tireless)planners met in February to plan for an April or May Spring Pickup. The success of 2007 buoyed our hopes of even more ambitious goals. The Planners Planning One notable step forward was contact with Tom Youngblood of the Department of Highways. He...
  3. Brillo's 3rd Year, 2007

    February 22nd, 2007, Wine and Cheese Planning Session At Cissey's again for wine, cheese, good cheer and, Oh, and some planning, too. Membership in the group seems to be growing, HOORAY! Livin' large on the river, Cissey and Stan's makes the trash by the roadsides seem far away (but not TOO far). And look on the table- there are pads and pencils along with the grub!!! Jen almost never gets in the picture. Willis tries to correct the oversight. BRILLO continues the fight against...
  4. Brillo, The Saga Continues 2006

    BRILLO Gets More Smarter, Even Yes, people do learn from experience and that certainly applied to the BRILLO padders. The map was refined with a color code of green (safe), yellow (caution) and red (dangerous) safety zones and now includes places for cell phone #'s to be able to communicate with team leaders and other pickup crews. The numbered areas on the map correspond to the following locations: 1) St. Andrew's Parking Lot 2) Gate One Mailboxes 3) Gate Two Mail Shed 4) The Telephone...
  5. In The Beginning

    Those Were the Days Yes, Those Were the Days, My Friends. In a 1990 photo Tom Carey and Betty Lou Bryant stand by the adopt a highway sign at the North end of Mission Road. The Citizens of Shannondale organization took over the arduous and never-ending task of trash pickup from Arthur Kriemelmeyer who had in the past spearheaded the effort with monetary support from several of the Shannondale civic groups. They, too, hoped that under the umbrella of the Citizens public education,...
  6. Brillo Is Born 2005

    Birth at Weber's Store Sadly, the Citizens of Shannondale's efforts flagged and finally ended in 1999. Age, demographics and frustration took its toll on the picker-uppers. Some hardy souls continued their individual efforts, but the organized war on litter was stalled. In April of 2004 Shannondale and Beyond came into existence and a year later sponsored the first BRILLO meeting at Weber's Store on Mission Road. BRILLO'S First Meeting 4/7/2005 The first meeting location should look familiar...
  7. Introduction To Brillo

    BLUE RIDGE LITTER LOOK OUT Various attempts have been instigated to try and keep the Mountain clean over the last few years. Periodic litter patrols by the old Shannondale Club's Garden Club and the Citizens of Shannondale were organized and held over the years. The latest fight against litter began in April 2005 with the formation of the current litter patrol fondly known as BRILLO (Blue Ridge Litter Look Out). They have become known as the BRILLOpadders and every year since their...
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