Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A homemade stabber stick, some big black garbage bags, and a chance to give back

After several walks on the 3 boardwalks located within in the park, we noticed an excessive amount of litter.  We truly feel it was incidental litter and not intentional, most likely blown from boats or campsites or even as a result of a capsize.  Regardless of why it was there, we felt compelled to go out and pick it up.  Brian constructed what is best described as a "stabber stick" for hard to reach trash, we grabbed a couple of garbage bags, and off we went in the direction of the nature boardwalk.  Most of what we picked up were empty drink containers both plastic and can.  We did have some unusual items including some shoes and one trash can lid.  There is a motto in the back country camping community..."leave no trace".  It felt good to live this motto here in Meaher...to make this place more beautiful than we'd found it.
Entrance trail to the nature boardwalk

Trail to the Nature Boardwalk

Nature Boardwalk

Nature Boardwalk

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