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Streamside heroes: Boy Scout Troop 118 …

You’ve got to tip your hat to the young men of Boy Scout Troop 118 in south Charlotte.

On a recent Saturday morning the boys and their adult leaders did us all a huge favor by removing 600 pounds of old tires, bottles, broken lawn chairs and other debris out of a four mile stretch of McAlpine Creek.

The troop split into sub-groups to tackle sections of the creek and they deposited their finds at whatever bridge they happened to be closest to. I happened upon them by chance and swung my car around to get a quick snapshot. The photo of a scant few troop members and one adult leader doesn’t do the enormity of their dirty, sodden community service much justice.

One of the adult leaders said the estimated 600 pound haul was actually lower than normal; no doubt that’s because the troop treats the stream clean up as an annual event.

The troop is based out of St. Stephen United Methodist Church. Way to go guys!img_3238.jpg

About Dave Bradley (264 Articles)
I'm the one behind two totally unrelated blogs; one on 15 years of writing a weekly letter to my kids (plus other recipients), the other on my localized environmental responsibility. I'm a writer by trade and both endeavors are accepted practice for me. As for the letters, my adult children Ellen and Reid may have seen letters as corny at one point, but it's accepted practice for them, too, to find something in their mailbox other than bills and junk mail. Email and texting don't do a lot for me for a lot of different reasons. Snail mail has its place in the communicative world so as long as they keep selling stamps, I'm buying. As for 'Pick Up Your Path' and the environment, I advocate what citizens can do themselves to take a direct hand in their neighborhood environment. But Pick Up Your Path is also a general environmental blog. It may be largely about litter and trash, but both of those are just one element of the total environmental picture.

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