Sunnyside resident and SNA member Eileen Shields has been quietly tending a portion of the Circular Ave Ribbon Garden for years — picking up litter and clipping back bushes. A passerby talked to her today as she worked on the long narrow strip of greenery next to fast-moving traffic.
She’s been doing this work for years, since a local effort by neighbors established the garden in 2011, running between Circular Ave and the freeway. It used to be a dumping ground and an eyesore. Thank you, Eileen, for helping to keep it in good shape.
Here is a photo from the opening ceremony for the Ribbon Garden in 2011.