|Posted by Ben Cote on May 16, 2011 at 7:09 AM|
As long as I can remember, the Ten Mile River Reservation in Pawtucket has been a place where the residents of the city have gotten rid of unwanted junk. TV sets, tires, hot water tanks, huge amounts of litter, and other furniture. The trees have been damaged with spray paint and glass covers the ground. Dirt bikes and four wheelers have torn up the trails. If you want to learn the latest trend of home made bong making, take a look on the ground at the campsite.
Five years ago, we started cleaning this area. At that time, I don't believe there had ever been a cleanup done there. We were cleaning years of trash in an area neglected by those who could have been enjoying it. I am happy with how it looks now. Still a neglected forest, but it is coming a long way. It is a good place to walk (I led one there this past april) and it's a great place to paddle (talk to Keith about that!).
I want to thank Patty for taking this cleanup to the next level, and Keith for his continued work with the Council. And all of the volunteers who showed up. Take a walk through the Reservation and check out how far it's come. Even the home made bongs are gone- for now.