Letter: Involve family with roadside pickup for Earth Day, he saysTO THE EDITOR: The month of April—April 22—is the day set aside for all of us to participate in the 40th Anniversary of “Earth Day.”
By: Ralph Schommer, President, Trimbelle Rod and Gun Club, Ellsworth, Pierce County Herald
TO THE EDITOR: The month of April—April 22—is the day set aside for all of us to participate in the 40th Anniversary of “Earth Day.”
This is on a Thursday, but this whole month we all can observe the date. This theme was founded by Sen. Gaylord Nelson in 1970. The senator died at the age of 89 on July 3, 2005.
Since 1970, the Trimbelle Rod and Gun Club has observed this date by taking part in the stewardship responsibilities of caring for our land and the outdoors where we live. There are many ways you can participate: roadside pickup is one now that spring is here and so much litter is showing—the great amount of cans, glass bottles, plastic and paper items tossed out over the winter months. Our streams get a lot of this debris also.
We ask that you involve the family to help with this. Take several bags to collect the items in and make sure this is done in a safe manner, walking the ditches one side at a time. You will be surprised at the amount you collect and a great feeling for the job you did.
It seems we never get people to stop throwing trash out the windows of their cars and yet, each time we enlist others to help, it is another spokesperson for our “Stop Littering” campaign.
Individuals and groups can “Adopt A Highway” also.
If you are not part of the solution, you may be part of the problem. Remember “Earth Day” the 40th Anniversary is April 22. Let’s make Earth Day every day, all year long.