In all my previous reports, I talked only about visible pieces of trash – and ignored the tiny annoying things. I am talking about the smokers, at least to the inconsiderate ones. The end result of your addiction is the BUTT! And we see them plentiful all over. It only takes a few minutes to get your ‘fix’ but it ...Read More »
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It must be so boring…
Karin Grundt writes in her most recent Garbologists report, “It must be so boring reading every week about the mess we volunteers pick up — and I will top it this time with the final results of our cleanup. We cleaned from Tim Hortons, past the Wawa Goose, Pinewood Drive, Jone’s Powersports to the entrance of the Mission (approx 7 kilometres). ...Read More »
Time to Retire
There comes a time in everybody’s life, where you have to make a decision — and the time for me has come now to step back from picking up other people’s trash. In the beginning, 25 years ago, my purpose and aim was to make my fellow citizens realize how beautiful this country is, especially our area without ...Read More »
Booze, Coffee Cups and a Report Card
Jun 7, 2017 @ 08:07 Highway 101 was a total surprise — almost as an afterthought we took it on. People who travel that part of the highway daily thought that it did not look bad. So we started at the turnoff to Hawk and expected a leisurely ‘walk in the park back to Wawa’; after all, it was ...Read More »
Giving Karin a Hand
On Tuesday, May 23rd, Jessie L., Astrid Dereski, and myself, hopped in Karin Grundt’s Ford Ranger and headed for Highway 101, which she had mentioned is a cake walk in comparison to Highway 17. We were going to pick up garbage off the side of the road, mainly from individuals tossing it out their window as they enter or ...Read More »
My Thanks to Jordan!
Jordan Roberts was the only person who answered my plea for volunteers to help clean up the mess in our outdoors. His call came only a little late for our ‘Highway Blitz’ since we are a bunch of ‘regulars’. I asked him if he would mind doing some clean-up around his neighbourhood… and he agreed. This is what he ...Read More »
A Bear Dragged it Away!
May 28, 2017 @ 08:50 What is wrong with this picture? Nothing!! Absolutely nothing — and with all the other garbage in the bush, and gravel pits. Nothing wrong to choke out natural resources with furniture, tv’s, discarded building materials, carpets and trash of every size and colour — as long as nobody sees you doing it! Even ...Read More »
Hawk Road & Treasures at the Load Check
May 25, 2017 @ 09:02 Road construction on Highway 17 north brought our cleanup to a stop — but we did the immediate area, about 5 kilometers from the Goose north to a little past the shooting range. On that short stretch, we pulled 15 bags of trash (and when I say 15 bags, they are filled to the ...Read More »
‘Think before you Toss!’
After cleaning Highway 17 south to the Soo, we took a little break from the freezing, merciless wind. I could feel the chill for days. This gave me time to count beer cans, organize and reflect. Drinking and driving is sadly, still in full swing. People, what is wrong with you!!! On that short stretch of Highway ...Read More »
Garbologist Report – ‘Wasn’t that a Party’ or ‘What a Job’?
May 17, 2017 @ 14:34 What a job that was! From Tim Hortons to the Michipicoten River Bridge – a skip and a jump actually from our little town… but what a mess! 35 bags of gross trash and 10 bags of plastics and beer cans galore. I hear sometimes from friends, “What would our town look ...Read More »
A grateful thank you to the energetic ‘Wawa Community Walking Challenge’
Apr 26, 2017 @ 09:09 A grateful thank you to the energetic ‘Wawa Community Walking Challenge’ who took on the cleanup challenge on Earth Day to make Wawa beautiful again! My thanks to the organizers, Silvana, Melisssa, and friends. All of you saved the Municipality a lot of money in manpower! Now, if only they would bring out the garbage ...Read More »
Winter is hanging on…
Winter is hanging on with new snow blanketing all the trash. It is Canada’s 150th Birthday this year, so let’s all make an effort to clean our great country and keep it clean. I would like to start in our immediate area as soon as the ditches are dry. Any help is greatly appreciated. Please call me at (705) ...Read More »