Craig To the editor:
My wife and I ride our bikes all over the place. We just can't believe the amount of beer bottles, half full Mountain Dews and paper cups with the straws still in the plastic lids that litter the sides of all our roads.
We rode the plant loop from Highway 13 back down by Loudy-Simpson the other day and holy cow.
The section west from Loaf-N-Jug to Ridgeview is unbelievable, too.
What kind of impression are we trying to make here? Are we trying to tell the world we are a bunch of litter bugs?
In 1965, Lady Bird Johnson started a program to beautify America. We have the beauty here, so why trash it up? Where is your respect for the land we live on? I just can't believe that some people can think it is OK to throw trash out of the car window.
Unfortunately, we have no control over the ignorant people that throw stuff out of their car windows and make the roadways look like hell.
So my wife, daughter and I decided to pick up a section by where we live. It looks nice now. But, every day we have to stop and pick up a new Sprite or Corona bottle.
We are going to stretch out to other sections of highway.
So, I call on the families who care about Craig to go out and pick up a stretch of highway. All you groups that have adopted a stretch of highway, it's time to get out there. It is a shame that it is not enough to just pick up a section of trash-ridden highway and be done with it. You will have to maintain it, as well.
Pick a section of highway and make it your own. Take care of it. Keep it nice. The people who are litter bugs will keep throwing trash, so take ownership of a section of highway and take care of it.
Please take care of Craig.