Let’s Talk Trash
What did you do this earth day? Boy Scout Troop 286 collected 4,700 pounds of trash on public lands near Monte Vista, Colorado. Scouts camped out and cleaned up public lands near the San Luis Valley Landfill from April 19 through April 21, coinciding with Earth Day and the Boy Scout’s national Good Deed Week. The BLM supplied tools, gloves and other support for the Scouts. Waste Management donated a dumpster, and Brown’s Septic Service donated a toilet facility for the weekend. The San Luis Valley Landfill supplied a location for the Scouts to legally dump the collected trash. Also helping were the San Luis Valley Regional Solid Waste Authority, Rio Grande National Forest, and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.