To the editor: It should come as no surprise to anyone who drives in this county (actually the country) that we live in a land of pigs who blithely throw their garbage onto our roads and streets. They go on unseen with their uncaring disregard for our land, our water and our wildlife. There probably isn't much we can do about this idiocy largely because too many hate our government of laws and believe in our individual right to do as we please and damn the consequences. Well here's hoping that there are a few of us who actually believe our own actions can improve our lot. Let's say ENOUGH!! How about we each of take 10 minutes a month (just 10 minutes a month away from the TV set) and pickup the garbage around say a 20 foot section in front of our driveway or along a road we travel. I just spent 3 hours cleaning up about a one mile section of Friday Creek Road. And now instead of looking at trash while I walk my dog, I see our eagles, hawks and kingfisher gracing the unmarred landscape instead of beer cans, wine bottles, and, well, a few things I just don't want to mention. I got a thank you from one neighbor and jeers from several other drivers who I hope aren't neighbors. I will keep up this battle. This is my home and I take pride in where I live. How about we each take some responsibility for this individual freedom we pay lip service to, and, at least, for the love of God, prove we are worthy to call ourselves citizens of this breathtaking county.
Chuckanut Transition Community
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