On Thursday April 18, mac and I participated in the 20 minute Howard County Cleanup. We walked to the top of Timesweep with a trash bag and gloves, and cleaned up the entrance area into the new Blandair Park. There is no official waste receptacle near this pedestrian entrance, and it was beginning to look a bit "trashy."
We were dismayed to discover that quite a few folks had been bringing their dogs up into the park to relieve themselves. mac was both disgusted and indignant. She's waited her entire life for this park--how could people do this?
When we went home I posted about our experience on Twitter, and was advised by fellow blogger Wendi to address my Tweet to @LiveGreenHoward. Here is what followed.
The first thing you will notice is that the conversation is punctuated by quite a few exclamation points. You can get pretty excited about cleaning up in Howard County. And Tweeters can be an enthusiastic bunch. But the overall message is clear--the folks at LiveGreenHoward are at the top of their game. They listen, they are paying attention, and they are making connections to solve problems. Whoever is keeping an eye on that account took responsibility instead of making excuses.
Wow--do you think they might consider running for the school board?