Cleaning of Cherokee Park

Stumpff's "late" Eath Day clean up

The Stumpff family has used Cherokee Park on the NW side for walking the trail, playing on the monkey bars, or sitting on the porch with Grandma watching the walkers, dogs, and other animals in the park. Back on Earth day (on a bike ride home) we decided to help Mother Nature and clean Cherokee Park's creek. We can up with A LOT of trash bags, and found lots on unusual trash items. Lots of grocery sacks and pop bottles, but then thing like part of a basketball hoop backboard, a leather jacket, golf balls, football, and quite a few "poop" bags. After we got done none of us want to use grocery sacks again they are a pain to dig out of the sand. We have decided to make this an annual event, and just wanted to share our story and show the photo of all the trash to show people that we all need to step up (and not only on Earth Day) but everyday. Hundreds of people walk that trail each day and imagine if all of them brought a grocery sack and pick up trash during each walk, it would be 100 times better. We only walked the length of the creek once picking up trash, but I guarantee if we did it again tomorrow, we would have the same amount of trash because I am sure we missed some stuff. Anyways just letting people know to take part in their community and help keep out town, city, state and nation clean! One person (or family) can make a difference if we all help out and quit littering.

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Stumpff Family

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