Swan Canyon Gets a Facelift

A dozen homeowners in the Swan Canyon neighborhood of City Heights received an early holiday present from their neighbors – a facelift.

More than 700 volunteers, most either living or working in City Heights, descended upon 46th Street on the morning of Oct. 22 as part of Fall 2011 Facelift to paint fences and homes, haul trash, improve landscaping, and generally work to spruce up the neighborhood.

The semiannual event is a joint venture between Community HousingWorks and volunteer groups working in City Heights. Materials were provided through grants provided by the City Heights Project Area Committee, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

A week earlier, more than 100 volunteers cleared canyon brush as part of Handy Day.