by Patti Mackey
April 10, 2004
On behalf of Ketchikan's Rotary 2000 club, I'd like to take this
opportunity to thank the Ketchikan Youth Court volunteers who
are responsible for the litter clean up that took place along
North Tongass Highway on March 27. Participants went to work
cleaning the area near Shoreline Drive and continued down the
highway through our club's adopted mile that runs from Wolf Point
to the intersection near Lewis Motors.
Rotary club members typically clean the mile twice a year, which
sadly isn't enough to keep the litter in that area under control.
Club members who travel the stretch of highway were pleasantly
surprised to see the effort put forth by Ketchikan Youth Court,
and yes we made a donation to their organization in appreciation
of their service to the community.
Reading this column reminded me of the litter ad that made the
biggest impression on me as a kid- a man in Native American dress
standing along a roadway, trash thrown at his feet, with a tear
streaming down his face. I enjoy seeing updates on who in our
community are helping fight the litter problem. Thanks to the
Boy Scouts, Foresters, Ketchikan Youth Court and other litter
warriors for your involvement.
Patti Mackey, President
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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