The question: Who was in charge of the medians that run down West Tefft Street, Nipomo? Plants and trees that grew in the two block strip were dusty with grime and existed with healthy patches of weeds within. The eyesores had nothing in the way of care, and Nipomo business owner (and RC5CEco member) Jacqueline Frederick brought the idea of her club helping upgrade the look and maintain the appearance of the road. The idea caught hold, and attracted the assistance of the Nipomo Rotary Club, and together we approached the County of San Luis Obispo to approve our overseeing the project.
The County supplied us with bags and gloves, our Club supplied the vests, and we started working the medians in late 2013. We've pulled weeds, planted drought-tolerant shrubs, pruned existing flora, and swept and collected litter from around the area. The County erected a sign crediting our Clubs with the maintenance. We consistently work the strips between Vons and Miners on Tefft the last Sunday of every month, meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the CVS store at Mary Avenue. Now faithful volunteer effort has also laid gorilla hair down to prevent weed growth and trees have been removed that blocked sight lines. Not even the weeds in cracks along the medians are safe.
Other work in Old Town Nipomo that has been accomplished by Rotary include watering and clipping the flowers in the hanging pots, cleaning out the creek that runs through Nipomo, and collecting trash along Thompson Road.