Saturday, February 11, 2012

Terrestrial Patrol Along Fort Pond Brook

Before leaving for our "no-show snowstorm" walk today, Mrs. Trashpaddler and I remembered to bring along a couple of plastic bags in the event we encountered any egregious litter.  Our walk followed Fort Pond Brook for a ways and we passed several sites where small dams used to put the brook to work.  The photo at left shows where the brook once helped in the manufacturing of Chadwick's Piano Stools.  These days, however, the brook has it easy, like an old horse put out to pasture.
Unfortunately our bags were too quickly filled and we saw our first sign that litterbugs are aging (notice an Ensure container)...
There were 34 pieces of trash in all: 18 recyclable containers (3 redeemable) and 16 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish such as plastic bags, styrofoam cups, and nip bottles.  YTD = 729

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