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Slugman
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PostSat Jan 28, 2023 5:27 pm 
My hobby is patrolling the Lake Washington Ship Canal for trash, floating, on the bottom, or the shore. These pics represent my 2022 efforts, maybe one is from late 2021. I focus on the Arboretum and Union Bay natural area, Gasworks park, and Fremont canal park. While I am always prepared to pick up trash, with bag and grabber, most of my haul has been on canoe trips specifically to harvest trash.

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PostTue Mar 14, 2023 7:37 pm 
Today, a major haul from the Samammish river. I used the Tom Sawyer ďit ainít every day you get to whitewash a fenceĒ trick to get some kayaking friends to get the job half done before I even started. I spent 3.5 hours brush bashing in a canoe, playing a game of ďletís see how far I can lean overĒ trying to reach uncooperative balls. At the end my canoe was full of broken sticks and branches, many crawling with spiders. Thanks, God.

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PostSat Mar 18, 2023 8:23 pm 
Another haul today at the Arboretum area. 2.5 hours of digging beer cans out of the muddy bottom, and fishing up plastic bags and other crap. Plus 2 hours of regular paddling, and an hour round trip to drag the canoe on wheels from the Graham visitor center to Foster point.

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PostSun Mar 19, 2023 8:50 am 
Slugman....I deeply appreciate your efforts as I am a frequent user of those areas. I hope your volunteerism stimulates more people to spend some time to clean up our public areas and show some appreciation for them by curbing their trashing of areas. Many many thanks and keep up the good work. up.gif up.gif up.gif up.gif up.gif up.gif cool.gif

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PostMon Mar 20, 2023 1:41 am 
Please donít quote that horrid sky hiker. Heís not even capable of reading the title of this thread before posting. The thread asks people to pick up trash, not to stop littering. His trashing of this thread is therefore doubly ridiculous. Then he posts the nonsense that you canít pick up trash if you are too stupid to take action against a disease. What kind of person attacks a thread asking people to pick up litter?

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PostMon Mar 20, 2023 10:38 am 
SlugmanÖThank you for your community service. You are not alone with your efforts. For several years now when I go biking I pick up the cans/bottles/what-nots that I pass along the way. My circuit is Newport Way, Lakemont, and Coal Creek Parkway. Each year hundreds upon hundreds of things are picked up. The photo shows you the recyclables collected this past week.

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PostTue Mar 21, 2023 2:05 pm 
Sky Hiker wrote:
We used to pick up liter along highway 2 by Sky.
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PostWed Mar 22, 2023 9:53 am 
Thank you to all who pick up garbage in the wilderness or in a local park or wherever. Your efforts are much appreciated.

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PostWed Mar 22, 2023 2:14 pm 
Snowy gathers trash from the neighborhood park and brings it to be rounded up and thrown away.

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PostThu Mar 23, 2023 12:15 am 
Slugman - it appears that on some of your forays you collect a considerable amount of trash. What do you do with it afterward? My own trash can wouldn't be large enough to hold all of that plus the trash from my household, some weeks. Also - any idea what's up with the big tennis ball haul? Is there a dog park nearby the river?
RichP wrote:
I was out on Lake Cavanaugh Rd yesterday north of Oso. You'd need a big ole truck to haul the garbage out of there. What the heck are people thinking?
Illegal trash dumping is a common problem on low-use rural road areas. Anyone too cheap to take their old tires, furniture and just plain garbage to the dump. Quite a few years back I worked on a trash cleanup day up the Mt. Loop Highway organized by the board members of the Stillaguamish Citizens' Alliance. We focused on the long dead-end road that ran up the south side of the river just past the blue bridge (that road washed out some years ago after winter floods and I think it was decided not to repair it). I couldn't believe the stuff people dumped, including old PC's.

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