Spring is definitely here as leaves are appearing on the trees and the grass is turning green. The need for spring cleaning becomes evident as the snow disappears.
Several groups and individuals have taken the time to clean up litter in public places as part of the spring housecleaning in our community. Some were delayed, but not deterred by the snow.
It makes a difference.
Several areas in Creighton and Flin Flon have benefited from the efforts of community minded people. There are pictures and a list of those who helped on our facebook page. Just search for Flin Flon Recycling.
I have noticed that some areas there were cleaned are beginning to need attention again. An example is the roadway between Creighton and Flin Flon which the grads from Creighton High school cleaned up at the end of April.
People are careless in tossing their leftovers on the ground. Often items fly out of truck boxes traveling on the road.
Two ideas would go a long way to keeping our community clean and attractive.
The first and most obvious is for everyone to make sure their waste goes in a garbage or recycling bin.
The second idea is for individuals, families, community groups, and businesses to adopt an area as theirs to keep litter free. It would be like the Adopt-a- Highway program that has community group taking responsibility for keeping the ditches clean.
Every few weeks, those who have adopted a park, roadway, back lane, etc. would check their area, picking up any litter they may find. Group members could take turns.
A young man once asked why I picked up garbage. ‘It isn’t yours!” But it is my community!”