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Monday, March 22, 2010

Roadside Trash

Yesterday after I had to run an errand, I decided to pick up a few pieces of garbage and cans on the side of the road. Then I walked further and picked up more, and more and more. I walked for about 30 min and cleaned up about 300ft of the entrance road.

My asthma got the better of me and I needed to quit because I was stirring up dust as I was picking up the cans. By the time I got home and emptied my Jeep, I had enough cans to fill a 44 gallon bag halfway and my garbage can halfway with trash.

This to me is disgusting. People are pigs. Not only that the fact that 98% of what I was picking up were beer cans/bottles and hard liquor bottles is very scary. How are we as a community going to feel the first time some drunk driver hits a child? We live here we have kids playing outside now that the weather is better. We all want to enjoy the beauty we are surrounded by.

I feel it may greatly benefit our community to post a sign near the entrance about cleaning up after ourselves and taking the garbage out, or maybe we should consider asking the county to provide a dumpster by the entrance, just a thought.

The Peterson's and our family are doing a clean up project tonight, in an earnest effort to make this place a nicer place to live. Permission to post this to the site.

I hope that we all can pick up after ourselves, remember we need to think about the safety of others, and the overall effect that this has on the wildlife and land around us. If you can bring it in with you, then take it out with you!!!!

Thanks Melissa Zobell


  1. Hats off to you for your efforts on our behalf. You inspire me to lend a hand. It wouldn't hurt me, or for that matter any of us, to do a personal walk-about and pick up litter.

    I echo the need for safty on our roads.
    Thanks again.

  2. Thank you! I noticed as I was leaving Hideaway on Sunday all the beer cans on the side of the road. I thought that we should form a cleanup crew to go out and pick up the trash. Sorry I cannot be there during the week to help. If ever there is a weekend project I will be there to help out.


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