by Pam Steele
I knew I had to start early – as soon as the snow was out of the ditches and before the grasses start coming up. This pile of garbage is the result of my second trip up Malcolm Street and along Strathburn – past Wolfe Grove Creek, the Glen and Flower Hill – some of the prettiest spots in Almonte. I’m proud that I rescued some plastic water bottles from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (Those bottles weren’t looking forward to their spill into the Mississippi-Ottawa-St. Lawrence River chain and their long float in the ocean currents until they piled up in the Patch.) Sadly, I still haven’t picked up all the litter along my street. And the garbage on your street? Will I even get there? I’m hoping you and your good neighbours will help.