We went out to the reservoir this past weekend to help The Friends of Middlefork Reservoir with the cleanup effort. I was surprised at how much trash and especially cigarette butts there was strewn all over the grounds. It’s really sad and eye-opening to see this first hand, especially when you think about all the kids that come out to play here.
There are plenty of trash cans around and it just takes a very minimal effort to put the trash where it belongs. It looks as though some tried maybe, with all the trash that was piled around the trash cans… almost in them. Anyway, not being preachy. I guess if we’d all start thinking this way and take the time before we flick that cigarette butt on the ground we can keep this beautiful area what it’s meant to be, beautiful.
We want to say a big thanks to Brian Grimes and family for putting this organization together. And also to the folks that came out to clean.
To participate in the next cleanup effort stay posted here: FMR, for more information.
Just a reminder of why we do this and what this is: “This is a group of people that believe it is important to keep our natural places beautiful and safe. Many people in our community love to fish, picnic, play and even fly remote control airplanes at the reservoir. More and more I have noticed a large amount of trash, cigarette butts, and even some things I don’t want to mention on here. It is time for those of us that care to make a difference.” ~Brian Grimes
Kim Baker from the Palladium-Item was also on the scene taking photos check ‘em out here: Party Crasher Photos