Gravina Clean Up Volunteers
By Jerry Cegelske
August 14, 2007
I received a call from the Alaska State Troopers about an abandoned
vehicle on Revilla Road this week. It was difficult to find
it and after looking at it the conclusion was that it hadn't
been there very long. I don't know how you drive off Revilla
Road in the summertime. In winter it happens frequently due
to the meeting of warm moist air with the colder surface of the
road creating icy conditions. I think the driver may have had
some problems or been preoccupied. It was definitely a wild
ride going over the trees and rocks in the ditch, ending with
the left front wheel twisted at an angle and with both left tires
Mazda and rocks it passed over
Before I found the vehicle I checked
one of the favorite dumping spots and found fresh trash, including
a D-8 battery that should have been turned into the auto parts
store so it could be recycled. Now we have to send someone out
to clean up the mess.
I spent some time checking on the South Tongass cleanup and discovered
that people are still dumping their trash. Some woman who smokes
Pall Mall and Marlboro cigarettes and goes heavy with the lipstick
seems to like to dump her trash for others to pick up. Then
there was the obligatory beer bottle container and broken bottles
tossed in an area that had just been cleaned up in the last two
months with your tax dollars. It makes you wonder what people
are thinking or if they are at all.
Trash off Revilla Road
On Tuesday and Wednesday, August
14th and 15th Gravina Clean Up Volunteers will be meeting at
the Harbormaster's Office at 8:30 am to start working on Gravina
Island again. Lunch will be provided for the volunteers. Your
participation would be appreciated. It is a great opportunity
to get the teens away from the tv and into the outdoors. We will
try to get the last mile or so of trash picked up on the island.
We had great weather for the clean up last month and removed
a lot of trash. I hope to see you there.
Received August 10, 2007 -
Published August 14, 2007
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