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Newsom Station Road Clean Up

There will be a clean up of Newsom Station Road on April 17, 2010. The neighborhoods of Boone Trace, Lexington Point and Riverwalk will participate in the clean up. Metro Beautification and Environment Commission will supply t-shirts, gloves and trash bags to all participants. The event is part of the Great American Clean Up, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful.

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Great American Clean Up Week One

BagOTrash_1993When I first became active in the Great American Clean Ups three years ago, I learned that not everyone is as enthusiastic about cleaning up someone else’s mess as I am. I’ve made a goal to clean up Newsome Station Road near my home during the next three months whether anyone helps me or not. Today I picked up 70 cans and plastic bottles off the side of the road.

Trash_1995I filled one garbage bag and accomplished this in less than 30 minutes. The bag weighed over 20 pounds.

Let me know if you would like to join me in the pick ups. I’ll probably do an hour a week — maybe more hours if I get some help. I can supply garbage bags and gloves.

For more information on the Great American Clean Up, contact Keep America Beautiful.

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Great American Clean Up

Today marks the beginning of the Great American Clean Up, an annual event sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. I’ve participated in the event for a few years now. While the event lasts from March 1-May 31, I believe every day should be the Great American Clean Up day.
My goal for 2010 is to keep Newsom Station Road clean. It’s very dirty right now. I am going to pick up trash there weekly. I’ll try to get my neighbors involved, too.

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Asphalt Dumped in My Neighborhood

Some paving has been completed in the Riverwalk subdivision. Should I suspect that this pile of asphalt off Newsom Station Road was left behind by the pavers?

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Bag O' Trash

bagotrash_1197Sunday afternoon, I walked for about an hour. For 15-20 minutes of that hour, I picked up cans and plastic bottles along Newsom Station Road. I also picked up a CD. Here’s my bag of 13 cans and 9 plastic bottles.

Recently I was contacted by the Bucket of Trash movement. Their goal is to pick up one bucket of litter each week. What a great idea if all of us did this! Their idea of picking up buckets of trash is much better than my plastic bag o’ trash.

If you have 15 minutes to spare this week, go out in your neighborhood or outside your office at lunch time, and pick up a bucket, or bag, of trash.

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Bag O’ Trash

bagotrash_1197Sunday afternoon, I walked for about an hour. For 15-20 minutes of that hour, I picked up cans and plastic bottles along Newsom Station Road. I also picked up a CD. Here’s my bag of 13 cans and 9 plastic bottles.

Recently I was contacted by the Bucket of Trash movement. Their goal is to pick up one bucket of litter each week. What a great idea if all of us did this! Their idea of picking up buckets of trash is much better than my plastic bag o’ trash.

If you have 15 minutes to spare this week, go out in your neighborhood or outside your office at lunch time, and pick up a bucket, or bag, of trash.

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More Newsom Station Road Trash

When I was trying to clean up some of the trash along Newsom Station Road, I found this watch on the side of the road. The backing and battery were missing. The watch was broken.

I’m not sure why the wearer didn’t repair it or give it away. Instead someone tossed it, and it became litter.

More stuff for the landfill that could have been recycled.

I hate to see things that could have been reused just littering our roads.

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