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.
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...