by Jerry A. Cegelske
April 09, 2004
Some of you may take an Easter Sunday drive North of town. If you do you may want to stop at the overlook at about 12 1/2 or mile 13 if you get hungry. Someone was nice
I also found a five gallon bucket that contained oil when it was put in the woods below a pull off near mile 17. It now has oil scum on the top and water below it. What was the person thinking when they left it there? I'm sure the oil is in the ocean now or soaking deeper into the water table to contaminate it. They could have recycled it or taken it to the landfill for proper disposal but instead placed it to contaminate the water and ocean. Brilliant thinking.
Someone also tossed a table they no longer wanted so the squirrels would have a place to dine in style! All of this will come back to effect someone someday. Let's work to clean it up now.
Next week is supposed to have
good weather for SE. If you want to get the kids away from the
tv, get some exercise, feel good about yourself, and help the
community, pick up some trash bags and collect trash along
We can clean it up, or we could
put up a sign, "Ketchikan, the cleanest city in Alaska".
The cruise ship tourists going North won't know the difference
until they see other towns and the ones heading South will
Should a LARGE group of people desire to participate in a clean up effort, I have several areas that need work. I can arrange with the State for assistance and equipment to collect the bags and large items. There is one area 100 people wouldn't be too many. There are also many smaller areas that need to be cleaned up by smaller groups.
"Thanks" to all the unsung people that do their part to help clean our community up. Your work does not go unnoticed or unappreciated by those around you.
For a cleaner Ketchikan.
Jerry A. Cegelske
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