This blog is no longer active. It documented the Litter Mob's work in Prospect Park's woods from May 2011 to May 2012.
By convening the Mob had hoped to encourage a change in the park management's approach to looking after these woods: a dedicated conserving presence, a budget for maintenance rather than purely for capital improvement. That has not happened. I do not see volunteers as the answer to problems that are structural. Support yes, solution, no. I know money is tight. I just have different ideas of how to spend it.
The blame cannot all be laid at the feet of the Propect Park Alliance, the not for profit that helps the city run its park. The City of New York should be funding the parks that serve its people.
The litter and the cruising activities that generate it continue. The last woods in Brooklyn remain underserved.
Exit Litter Mob, stage left.