Rocky Ridge County Park. York County, Pennsylvania

Rocky Ridge County Park. York County, Pennsylvania

Although I believe that everyday should be Earth Day, I hope that each of you will contemplate what living on this big spaceship means to you. Our water, food, our air, and so many more things good and beautiful come from this planet.

Yesterday during a hike with my cousin at Rocky Ridge County Park, I was picking up trash along the way. There were no garbage cans to be found or signs noting that visitors should carry out their own trash. I know that in many instances, trash ends up in locations due to wind blowing it out of trash cans, but in some instances like this, it was clear that people were just careless.

I pick up trash whenever I can, but today I challenge you to pick up trash that you may find on your streets or in your natural areas. Not only is it unsightly, but many of these items end up in our waterways and eventually in our oceans. Many birds and sea life die because they mistake this trash for food (especially plastic bags which are my biggest pet peeve).

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