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Girl Scouts of Troop 132 (Theresa Cook)

Volunteers Work Weekends To Keep It Clean


Girl Scout Troop #132 (Jennifer Cooley Beavers)

MOUNTAIN AREA — With summer nearly over and many of the crowds dwindling, it’s nice to know that local people are out cleaning up our environment on the weekends.

In two separate though not random acts of kindness, a pair of groups stayed busy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday picking up trash: the Girl Scouts of Troop 132 and volunteers with Keep Our Mountains Beautiful (KOMB).

On Saturday, Sept. 17, seven members of Girl Scout Troop 132 took part in the Great Sierra River Clean-Up at the Mariposa Creek Parkway.

“The girls had a great time helping their community and becoming ‘butt busters’ as they collected hundreds of discarded cigarette butts from the creekside in addition to trash discarded along the creek,” says Theresa Cook.

On Friday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 18, it was a group of volunteers from Keep Our Mountains Beautiful and a local business who selflessly toiled to tidy up on the roads in Oakhurst, Bass Lake and North Fork.


KOMB volunteers (Judy Linda-Horn)

“I am so proud of our group who took time out of their weekend to do the lowly job of roadside litter clean up along Road 222 from Highway 41 to the Government Center. We also cleaned up along the North Fork side from Road 274 almost to The Pines,” says Judy Linda-Horn.

“Our group is so fortunate to have the Emadco staff who volunteered on Friday. However, during their hard work, they had an unfortunate encounter with a car of stupid people who actually threw trash at them. What is wrong with our world?”

Judy says the rest of her gang worked on Sunday to complete the job.

“About 10 volunteers helped out. We at KOMB are happy with any help we can get for these clean ups,” reminds Judy, adding, “What we really encourage is for people to be responsible, and encourage their children to not litter, and take pride in our mountain beauty. If everyone just took one small grocery bag and put some roadside litter in it, once per week we could put a dent into this problem. Thank you to all who care for our mountains.”

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