LETTER: Time to clean up 30A

beach trash
SYLVIA IGNAS | Special to the Daily News
Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 04:41 PM.

So I run along our 30A bike path several times per week. It’s a great place to run and you can’t beat the scenery. However, lately I have noticed a disturbing trend that we need to address.

The amount of litter that you see up and down 30A is crazy. I remember years ago stopping during a run to pick up a piece of paper or a can because it was the ONLY piece of trash on the side of the road.
Yesterday in the five miles that I covered running I saw countless beer bottles and cans, cigarette packs, fast food bags, soda cups, papers and even a whole bottle of wine.

It’s beyond me why people litter in the first place ... it’s totally lazy and disrespectful.

I would be willing to help clean up our beautiful beach highway, but it’s gonna take a lot of us to make an impact. You never used to see the roadside looking this way and if we don’t do something soon I am afraid that our idyllic little town is gonna look just like any other trash strewn place.

 

Shelly Swanger

Santa Rosa Beach



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