BONSALL – On Saturday morning, April 24, members of the Bonsall Rotary Club participated in Rotary at Work Day by arming themselves with weedwackers, rototillers, brooms and hoes, and assembling at the intersection of Camino Del Rey and Old River Road, directly in front of the Bonsall Elementary School ready to take on a new project.
The Rotarians’ goal was to clean up the neglected, weed infested island of land that separates the two roadways.
The Rotarians’ enthusiasm was not dampened by the chest-high weeds, rocks, and trash found on the property.
A few hours later, the weeds were gone and the soil was tilled in preparation for planting by the Bonsall Education Foundation. The cost of clearing the land was free to the Bonsall community.
Rotarians at Work Day is an annual event at which time all of the Rotary Clubs in San Diego County take on a community project where the members do all of the work.
“I drive by that intersection every Thursday morning on the way to my Rotary meeting,” said Ron Coulombe, president of Bonsall Rotary Club. When I heard that the Bonsall Education Foundation was planning on landscaping the island, I thought it sounded like a worthwhile project for our Rotary Club to take on.”
Passersby frequently honked their horns and yelled encouragements and thanks to the Rotarians as they worked at the site.