By Jerry Cegelske
July 05, 2011
On April 16, 2005, “Trash Tour 2005, Revilla Road” took place. About 75 people spent about six hours of their Saturday cleaning the litter and accumulated solid waste from Revilla Road and the area around it. They were from the Coast Guard, Scouts, Borough employees, various organizations as well as concerned citizens. In preparation for the “trash tour” I had asked local businesses if they could assist in the project on things which the average person could not help with.
After most of the people left for the day, and Robert McRoberts had removed the cars and large auto parts that had been partially buried under rocks and dirt in the Mile 7 rock pit, a husband and wife showed up to pick up and bag the small stuff that were left in the rock pit. I worked with them several hours in picking up trash while they continued to diligently work into the evening. I enjoyed conversing with them while we worked. I then left to help one of the Coasties from the Electronic Support Detachment clean up a different area that I had previously located. When I returned, the rock pit was very clean and the bags of trash were placed along the road.
I recently learned that the health of the husband that worked so hard in the rock pit had deteriorated to such an extent that he, although relatively young, is now in a health care facility.
The reason I mention these memories of the “Road Tour” is because I returned to the rock pit in response to information from the State Troopers that there was a junk vehicle located there.
The following pictures of the rock pit show what people have done, after the work of Robert McRoberts and that couple six years ago.
Received June 30, 2011 - Published July 05, 2011
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