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A group of teenagers go around town, picking up litter and trash, in the hopes of helping their community.

They might as well call us "The Clean-Up Gang" or "The Pick-Up Crew".

We have been disgusted by the lack of common courtesy that people have for their environment.  I mean, we got sick and tired of the disgusting piles of trash and garbage strewn about, so we decided to do something about it, especially since about two months ago, when I found a baby skunk wandering blindly around town with a plastic cup caught on its head. 

It broke my heart.  I recruited several of my friends from school, and now, every Saturday (and Sunday, after we get back from church), we go around the area, picking up trash from the side of the roadways or from people's yards.  We aren't doing it to make a quick buck: we are doing this because we happen to care about our environment.

The rewards have been tremendous.  People have told us what a good thing we are doing and we have already been interviewed on the local news channels and even written up in the local papers.  It makes us feel good to know that we are trying to save our natural environment and make a nicer place for our feathered and furry animal friends.

I have always loved nature; it breaks my heart to see people dumping illegally or having absolutely no respect for nature or wildlife.  Trashing the earth is bad for everybody, and if one isn't careful, people can get sick or animals/plants can die, thus, ruining any chance for the future generations to enjoy what people usually take for granted.  They don't give it a second thought to dump their trash at a moment's notice, not realizing that it could be the home of an animal or the food supply of birds or plants.

So now we have our pick-up regimen.  Every Saturday, we meet at the high school at eight o'clock sharp, and we pick up trash from 9 a.m. until 2/3 in the afternoon (weather permitting).  We enjoy the comraderie we share with each other, and we enjoy helping our fellow man (and creatures/plants).  We know we are doing the world a favor, so this is why we are so gung-ho about controlling pollution or recycling.  

We end up making anywhere from $10 to $20 a pop because people are so excited to see that we care for our environment.  We don't ask to get paid, but it surely IS nice to be appreciated by others!

Well, I have to run.  I have to meet up with my friends; we are going to have a meeting and then probably hit the mall (the money we've earned so far is burning a big hole in our pockets! LOL).  Take care; talk to you again!

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Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/2/2011
Great story, Karen.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/31/2011
Would that more teens would take the initiative and set the example for adults to clean up their messes ... well done, Karen.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 5/31/2011
Wouldn't it be wonderful if more of the teens were this conciderate, Kindness pays off in the end, great story as usual Karen.

Newfie Hugs, Rose

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