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!