THE NEXT EVENT IS SCHEDULED FOR 18 MAY 2019
This event will center on the Willy St, Capital Trail area of the Isthmus!
We will be starting at I/O Bar @ 2pm for Brats (donated by Willy St Coop)
Then we will hand out gear and do a quick briefing at 3pm before heading out.
We should arrive at Working Draft Brewery @ 4pm
Finally we will arrive at Mickey's @5pm, where they will provide 25% off drinks!!!
A BAR CRAWL FOR A CLEANER, MORE CONNECTED NEIGHBORHOOD
18 May 2019
"DOING GOOD WHILE LIVING WELL!"
A Note from Mike@DIPPUL
Welcome to DIPPUL!
My name is Mike, and I began DIPPUL as a way to have a good time while picking up trash. After a few solo DIPPULs, I began getting very positive feedback from the community and invited friends to come along. As this Spring began, I talked to some neighbors who thought it would be fun to have a DIPPUL barbecue. I then decided to map a route and give DIPPUL a try while incorporating local establishments. As I visited the bars, the owners, staff, patrons and neighbors thought it was a cool idea. So I began talking about the possibility of a DIPPUL bar crawl. They thought it was a fun concept, so I added them to the itinerary.
At some point the Cap-Times got involved and did an interview with me, and after their article was published we began receiving offers for donations to purchase supplies for our inaugural DIPPUL.
As you can see this all got moving pretty quickly, but that's the way it goes. Once you pick up your first piece of trash, you'll be hooked.
I am looking forward to the community we can create together, by doing good while living well. I hope to meet lots of people in our community who want to do something positive, and who aren't afraid to have a good time while they do it.
I am super happy for all of the support we have received, and hope to see you at DIPPUL!
A note on Safety from a friendly City of Madison Engineer (not an official endorsement from the city):
Wow, thank you so much for organizing this wonderful event! I work for City of Madison Engineering and I know how our greenways and retention ponds accumulate trash. I'm no trash guru, but I have spent time trash picking on public land, and
I just wanted to caution you about the possibility of dangerous items, i.e. sharps, broken glass, medical waste, turning up. Maybe you could just remind participants to use a trash picker for anything questionable, to use caution when picking up seemingly empty bags/containers, and to wear the thickest gloves they have--canvas or leather ideally.
Use trash pickers to pick up trash(!), please do not use your hands(!)
Please avoid or be careful with waste that could conceal hidden dangers(!)
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