Get the message
April 22 marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day and many folks will be out in their communities doing clean ups. My husband and I won’t be able to participate that day in cleanups around our Cacapon River area cabin, so last weekend we took the time to do a little cleanup of our own.
Sadly, too many visitors on the road to the public river access are disrespectful of the land, and of other peoples’ property (to say nothing of the environment). Just going in front of our cabin and up the hill behind, we filled up three large trash bags.
Folks, your beer cans, empty plastic oil bottles, soda bottles and pizza boxes could easily be hauled home. And that person or group who not only threw out bottles and cans, but also dirty diapers — well, you’re just plain disgusting. Would you want your child walking through woods where someone like you did that?
Earth Day reminds us to keep our woods, rivers and communities clean so everyone — today and tomorrow — can enjoy them. Too bad some folks haven’t gotten the message.