Today several staff members joined together to give our backyard creek area a little extra clean-up. With all the recent rains, and heavy foot traffic use of the Prince Memorial Greenway, excess trash had built up along the pathways, planters, and creek. A call went out to the TLCD staff asking anyone who was interested in lending a hand, and spend their lunch hour, to pick up this excess trash.
Since so many of us walk the creek during our lunch hour, the outpouring of volunteers was inspiring. Craig Gaevert was kind enough to loan several pairs of Grabbers and trash bags, so we didn’t have to crawl around on our hands and knees.
As we all moved along the pathway, picking up cigarette butts, paper, bottles, cans, and enough clothing to cover one human being, many folks walking and riding by gave us a hearty, “Thank You”, thumbs up and smiles. It felt great to be giving something back to the community, knowing our work was appreciated and enjoyed by all.
General consensus, among those who participated, felt it was well worth their lunch hour to participate in something so positive and beneficial to the community. It was decided this is something we should do on a regular basis. And we will.