Over the years I have come to the conclusion that there is a certain segment of people who do not care for public lands and waters. Yesterday I became more solidified in my opinion.
Dawson Seibold’s alarm clock rang at 7 a.m. Saturday. It was a big day for the 12-year-old and he did not want to be left behind.
Yellowstone County folks soon will see green grass and spring flowers sprouting from last week’s snow melt. But we can already see unwelcome signs of spring: A winter’s accumulation of trash along streets, highways and sidewalks. Papers plastered against fences. Garbage in hedges.
Trash mixes with tumbleweeds along Sixth Avenue North earlier this month.
Around 300 volunteers scattered across Billings Saturday to spend a few hours cleaning up their community.
Hundreds of volunteers spread out across Yellowstone County today to pick up litter along the roadsides. The local effort was held in conjunction with the national event, The Great American Cleanup.
Snow is long gone, but signs of winter persist all over Yellowstone County: paper, plastic and other litter that wind and careless people have deposited along roads and fences, in parks, in cities and rural neighborhoods.
BISMARCK, N.D. — A group representing companies working in North Dakota's booming oil patch announced an effort Tuesday to clean up the human waste, old tires and other trash littering the state's highways.
It may not have been much of a nice day around Billings on Saturday — with chilly winds and the threat of snow and rain on the horizon — but hundreds of residents helped make Billings a nicer place by cleaning up litter.
On this 41st Earth Day, events planned in communities all over this great nation will focus on protecting clean air and water, conserving wildlife and generally taking care of the planet that is our home.
After Earth Day, I used a free trash bag to gather litter in one block in front of my apartment.