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Old 01-03-2016, 06:55 PM   #1
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Airstreamers Clean Up America

A Facebook group dedicated to those of us Airstreamers, who take a moment on our trips to clean up roadside trash, parks, campgrounds, and beaches. Take a look, grab a trash bag or a grocery bag, fill it up, and post your picture for bragging rights! Together, a little effort by individuals adds up to improvements to the environment and our enjoyment of the outdoors.


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Old 01-03-2016, 07:15 PM   #2
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Also check on a guy by the name of Chad Pergracky (sp) , he heads a group called "Living Land and Water". He heads up a crew that has been cleaning the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. They load several barges at a time of the debris that is cast into our waterways.
Chad started this as a teenager and has expanded from there. He is from the Illinois Quad Cities.

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We've done something like this for years, and call it the five-minute pick-up. After breaking camp, we set a timer for 5 minutes. During that time we frantically pickup whatever trash we can find, beer cans to plastic tear-off strips to broken glass. It's amazing what you find when you really start searching.
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:12 PM   #4
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Every trip I take my grabbing stick and go around my site, then neighboring sites collecting trash. Always leave a place better than when you found it, right?!
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Old 01-08-2016, 05:38 PM   #5
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That's the spirit!


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Old 01-08-2016, 08:01 PM   #6
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Yes, why not it's so easy, great post.
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Old 01-09-2016, 12:08 PM   #7
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Great idea! As (now comfortably old) Eagle Scout and Girl Scout First Class campers my wife and I work hard to leave our campsites better than we found them. It is amazing to me how many small items I pick up on an average 3 night camping stop at a for-pay campground. 100% of the time we find wrappers, cigarette butts, and beer can lids and pull offs. It just seems for as much as the staff drive around on electric carts all day long that they could also stop and pick the obvious trash up!
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:17 PM   #8
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If you are in Florida this winter be sure to tell our governor you don't want cows in your camp.
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We have been surprised to find out it is FUN to pick up trash! So glad to see so many like-minded folks posting here - I love the 5 minute pickup idea.
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:10 AM   #10
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I was taught a long time ago that if it doesn't grow pick it up!!
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WE carry a leaf rake, it is fun to give the campsite a good raking for the next visitor, it looks so good.
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I do the same.....it astonishes me what people will simply toss onto the ground, rather than dispose of properly.

Shame on them.

My house being on a cul de sac in the low rent district, there always seems to be at least one person in the apartment buildings up the street that tosses their Gloria Jeans cups or fast food wrappers onto the ground when they come home.

Every...frigging...day, walking Lily, I pick up fresh trash, not there the day before.... and not something picked up and carried by wind.

Good to do it, really annoying that one must pick up after others.


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Can't even guess how many cigarette butts I have cleaned out of fire rings and grills. Grosses me out so I just can't ignore them.

If you think campgrounds are bad, you should take a gander at the Mud Volcano parking lot in Yellowstone at the end of a summer day...

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This thread makes me smile. I will be back at my regular camping spots in a few weeks, I will take a pic of my grab stick and bag to post!
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