Take pride in what you have
by Travis Sharp
September 02, 2004
After living in the lower 48 (specifically the Midwest) for 8
years, it isn't a real shocker to see your usual car tires, grocery
carts, plastic bottles, plastic trash bags, ect. in you local
trout streams. Does anyone really expect those, "This Stream
is in YOUR care" signs to sway bad judgement? It should,
but sadly, it doesn't. I'll be the first to admit, while growing
up, you do some stupid things. That may, or may not, include
dumping 8 quarts of 10W-30 on an abandoned vehicle, to see how
well it burns (bad idea). I'm 90% sure this was probably the
case at Whipple Creek.
Ketchikan is a really unique
place. It's part of an even more amazing and still unspoiled
place, that being Southeast Alaska. It took living somewhere
else for awhile for me to realize that. Take pride in what you
have, and don't dump your trash where it doesn't belong. Pack
it in, pack it out. Try recycling, as "tree hugger"
as it sounds. I went from 6 bags of trash a week, to 2, by recycling
bottle, cans, and plastic. In a region fighting for sustainable
resource management, citizens showing responsibility for the
environment they live in, will go a long way towards proving
the many doubters wrong. DON'T POLLUTE!
Go Kings, beat Juneau.....!
St. Charles, MO - USA
A New Low by Jerry Cegelske - Ketchikan, AK - USA
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