I am writing in response to Kyra Simone's Keeping it Green column (“Celebrate nature’s essential services this Earth Day,” April 15) about cleaning up garbage around town.
I just finished a 45-minute walk down King Street and the Parliament Oak area and I ended up with a full bag of trash.
Here is an inventory of what I collected:
* Six dirty masks.
* A multitude of candy wrappers and granola bar packages.
* Four aluminum cans.
* Seven sanitizer wipes.
* Two plastic water bottles.
* I lost track of the bits of plastic I picked up.
* And the worst offender was discarded dog waste bags – knotted and tossed in the bushes.
Thanks for the article and the idea to get out and cleanup. The environmental column is a great part of the paper .