Nevada County’s Building Director Craig Griesbach shared with me a special experience he had while working to address green waste cleanup needs around the county: “This past month, I met a disabled veteran and his neighbor in Cascade Shores. The veteran needed help with green waste cleanup and efforts to pull together a volunteer crew to take it on fell through. I felt I just had to help in some way, so the neighbor, I and my oldest son showed up at the veteran’s home on a Saturday morning to help out. When we arrived, I was shocked to see about 20 neighbors were there to help. It was so cool to see a neighborhood come together to help one of their own. It was also neat to directly witness the connection to what the County is doing, as several loads were then taken to the County’s green waste drop-off event that day. In about an hour and a half, significant cleanup was completed at this property, cutting up trees, stacking firewood, trimming trees, etc. It’s a good example of what neighborhoods can accomplish when working together toward a common goal and is an inspiring story of neighbors helping neighbors. They deserve huge props for their actions.” I want to offer a huge thanks to Director Griesbach and the neighbors in Cascade Shores.