Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Leave no trace


Zen says there was lots of litter on trails in recent weeks, and I have to agree. I, too, almost always take at least one plastic bag with me to pick up trash along the trail. Sure, some trash blows in on our urban trails, but once you get beyond the trailhead...

I picked up the habit in Camp Fire and have continued since. I encourage everyone to do the same. We may not be able to change others' ways, but we can leave our trails in better shape than we found them. Why not?

8 comments:

zen said...

Dena you rock. :0)

If I may toss out a plug of an upcoming event...

The 4th Annual Keep Woodland Park Beautiful (KWPB) Spring Cleanup is happening Saturday, May 19 from 9AM - Noon. FREE BBQ lunch (burgers, dogs, sodas, chips, garden burgers?? let me know!)included.

Meet at Memorial Park in downtown Woodland Park between 9 - 10AM. Bring your gloves & water if you have them. Bags & vests (and extra gloves and water) are provided.

Everyone is welcome! And every year we keep growing! For more info you may email me at email@mountaienarth.org or call me at 719-650-4602.

Bryan aka Zen.

Anonymous said...

There are far too many people who don't care about the environment. We need more who are willing to do that little extra to keep the open spaces - and even your city parks - from looking like a trash dump/ashtray. Every pocket and/or backpack needs a "trash" bag to pack something out!

zen said...

DAMN! SPELLING ERROR!

The CORRECT email address for the KWPB cleanup is...

EMAIL@MOUNTAINEARTH.ORG

Bryan aka Zen

(Dena - can you correct my original comment? If so, then delete this one.)

Dena Rosenberry said...

I love the way mountaienarth sounds when you say it, though!

Thanks for the heads-up on a great event. We'll post separately closer to the date. Gotta get folks out there!

zen said...

So very funny you are. :0)

Any help would be much appreciated. In past years we've had around 50 people show up & many others who took the cue to clean up their own neighborhoods independent of our event.

We've also created a very successful "adopt-a-spot" program where volunteers adopt a neighborhood or street or part of town and pick it up at least twice a year.

Now if we could only get the city to enforce its trash storage ordinances (or hire a code enforcement officer for that matter), we'd be in decent shape.

By the way -- how come your avatar doesn't show?

Dena Rosenberry said...

That's a good question. My funky old foto from the newsroom blog used to show up. Now I'm anonymous. I'll have to fix that.

Todd said...

Before I moved to the Central Valley in California, I would carrya bag to collect trash others would leave behind on the beaches around Santa Cruz. Now when I go to the Sierra Mountains I help to pick up after people who don't think of what they are destroying. It is comforting to know there are others who do the same to help the environment. THANK YOU!!!!

Dena Rosenberry said...

As a native Californian, I say "Thank you!" Great to know you're out there cleaning up some of the prettiest lands.