Let’s face it, folks, Main Street is a mess. In spite of the diligent efforts of many Main St. merchants, there is litter, everywhere. In fact, when you walk along Main, it is very apparent who cleans and who doesn’t.
The above two photos are from the CVS – Dunkin Donuts parking lot (taken yesterday); in my opinion, the worst spot along Main St. If only I had a nickel for every Dunkys cup I’ve collected; just to add insult to injury! (sorry, 2 clichés in one sentence, it was too fitting and way too hard to resist!)
When out litter collecting, it is easy to wonder, “What possesses people?” I believe that we are so used to seeing litter, that we don’t really notice it, much. It’s just kind of, ‘the way it is”.
It doesn’t have to be like this. It really shouldn’t have gone this far. For that I hold myself personally responsible. I love Wareham; and I want others to love it, too. Don’t you?
Main St is about first impressions, reliable, local merchants, old friends, walking to school, our Swan River, parades, a new haircut and many lifetimes of good memories. No one should trash that.
Please come out and join us in eliminating litter on Main St.
Maybe, we’ll get used to seeing it clean, and keep it that way.
Wareham Area Litter Mob Declares War
on the garbage swiftly engulfing the town of Wareham.
We will Storm Main Street from the Narrows Bridge to 495 (the Methodist Church); on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at 10:00 am; clearing all litter and debris. Pick a spot, anywhere, along Main Street. I will concentrate my efforts on the CVS/Dunkin Donuts parking lot. Anyone who has a favored spot, please let me know.
Come with a song in your heart, a pair of gloves and a garbage bag or a barrel. Come empty-handed. Bring water. Bring a friend. Bring a rake. Come with a pick up truck, willing to take away bags of litter. Donate a pair of good, Kevlar gloves, or a box of heavy trash bags. Just come. Please be prepared to take away a bag of litter, a happy heart and a sense of accomplishment. Please keep in mind there may be few public bathrooms available.
Right here, right now WE can make a difference and set a better example.
If this date is inconvenient for you, for whatever reason, please feel free to visit, anywhere in Wareham, anytime; you will certainly find litter to pick up.
* Weather updates will be posted here and in The Wareham Village Soup. If there is a storm expected, we will reschedule our STORM *
Saturday’s forecast, from Yahoo: Saturday: Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the low 30s.
SEE YOU THERE!
The Wareham Area Litter Mob is not responsible for any injuries or illnesses, resulting from a Wareham Area Litter Mob STORM. You and you alone are responsible for your safety. Please be mindful in your STORM participation; in regards to your safety and the safety of those around you. Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Kevlar gloves and/or surgical gloves are highly recommended.