Monday, September 28, 2009

Remember how messy the brook was?

It's been a few years ago already... I didn't even realize how long ago I posted these pictures. Time just ticks by, doesn't it?

Well, anyway, a few years ago I was walking by the brook, and was disgusted by the litter that was found there.



From a distance, the litter isn't really noticeable usually. When you actually get down to the brook, though, it's unbelievable.




At the time, I wrote "I'm going to have to do something about this."

So I had contacted the Mayor's office, and our local councilman. And they started a "cleanup day" project, which apparently has happened in previous years as well, but I hadn't heard about, so I didn't participate. (How lame is that!)

Well this year, at work (in the high school), I heard the announcement that our High School Environmental Club was participating in this clean-up day. So I contacted a few of our scouts - not all of them - and made Nick wake up early, which for Nick means 9 AM, and we went over to the brook and cleaned up with about 100 other people.


 
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There were photographers from the paper and local tv, and it was a pretty good show, because the kids pulled out a bike, and a shopping cart, and tires, and a couch, and a muffler from a car, and a car seat, and about a million grocery bags, along with all of the other trash. They did a lot of work. And the brook is sparkling clean... pretty much.

Cheryl is supposed to send me some better photos. And if I find a link to the newspaper article, I'll post it another time...

6 comments:

Judy said...

Do you have any good pics of Nick from this clean up for my scrapbook?

Sue said...

I'll find out what Cheryl has and try to get those :D

He basically went splashing off into the brook, and I wasn't following him!

Anonymous said...

Very nice! Can't wait to see the clean pictures!
Bunny

Sue said...

Bunny, I can't wait to see what turns up in the newspaper!

Judy said...

Let me know if you get any more pictures. I would like to have more than one of Nick.

Anonymous said...

Check mycentraljersey.com there are pictures there and a good one of Nick.