The senior class of 2007 had
a party and......
By Ardath Piston
June 09, 2007
Hey seniors! I heard you threw a killer bash at Coast Guard
Beach to celebrate your graduation. You forgot one thing though...you
left the beach a mess. It was appalling to see the amount of
garbage strewn from one end of the beach to the other. Burned
sleeping bags, tents, broken chairs, used condoms, used Tampax,
and pads, vomit, human feces, toilet paper, food, and worst of
all shattered beer and liquor bottles all over the sand.
You have graduated and are working your way into the adult world;
it is time to act like adults. A big part of being an adult
is to take responsibility for your actions. So, step up and
clean up that beach. Lucky for you some kind souls have already
gotten all the garbage into one place. I recommend taking a
skiff in on high tide and hauling it out because there is just
too much to haul back up the trail.
As a side note, it is not my place to explain to these young
people why it is not "cool" to throw glass and other
litter around a beach frequented by families with children and
pets. That would be the place of their parents and other mentors
in their lives. It's all about respect...self respect, respect
for nature, and respect for our fellow citizens.
Co-chair Ketchikan Beaches Association
Received June 08, 2007 - Published
June 09, 2007
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