Litter, and Unclean Streets
In Some Areas
By Carol Baines
February 06, 2007
The litter in Ketchikan is out of control, I agree. Sometimes
I feel like getting a large garbage bag and picking up the trash
that is strewn next to the sidewalks; however, I'm sure someone
that saw me doing so would say I was doing "Community Service"
for supposedly doing something wrong.
I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed the dog droppings on
the sidewalks? (In some places a person could play hopscotch
trying to avoid stepping in it.) Isn't there supposed to be
a citation issued to the dog owners for not picking it up? I
feel a bit embarrassed for the town when the tourists are here
because of the proliferation of dog dung on the streets. If
dogs are running around loose and doing their thing by themselves,
shouldn't the animal control rein them in?
I've never seen anything like this next door in Canada, and I've
been there on vacation many times. I think we should start taking
more pride in our community by keeping it clean and teaching
our kids to respect the environment that we live in. More city
trash cans placed on the streets might help, especially in the
Received February 06, 2007 - Published February 06, 2006
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