Saturday, June 29, 2013

Adopt-A-Road

Our quarterly Adopt-A-Road was a success today.    One team worked their way along Indian River Road picking up the trash to make our community look better and to keep this litter from being washed down the storm drains and into the river.    Sadly, they collected 14 bags of trash, most of it discarded by passing cars - beverage cans, cups, bags, scraps of paper, and way too many cigarette butts.   Cigarette butts are not biodegradable; the filters are a type of plastic that takes up to 10 years to fall apart, but even then the polymers persist in the environment.   Please don't throw your butts out the window, but dispose of them properly.  

While the first team made progress on the cleanup, a second team worked on the new gardens at the bridge corners.    Our gardeners planted Black-Eyed Susans at each bridge corner, spread mulch, and did more weeding.    The Black-Eyed Susans, a showy native, should bloom through the summer.  As you pass over the bridge, ease off the gas pedal and take a glance as our gardens grow.

Our next group cleanup will is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 14.   We look forward to having more volunteers help to spruce up the neighborhood.


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