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NWP Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists - Laurelhurst Park, Portland, Oregon, USA

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Laurelhurst Park, Portland, Oregon, USA
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quinlan008



Registered: February 2007
Posts: 1
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This year, some of my friends and I decided to help clean up Laurelhurst Park. The area actually was not bad, but it felt good to help, anyway. I feel that it was important to do this because I donít like to be in a garbage filled environment.


When you go to Laurelhurst Park you see a big play structure. The play structure has about everything you might want such as: monkey bars, slides, swings, and teeter totters. If you travel further down a path you find a big pond with ducks. This park has a bunch of picnic tables and benches where we found the majority of our garbage. After you have seen all that, you can either sit back and enjoy the scenery or you can pick a path and head back to your car.


When you eat or drink something do you throw away the wrapper or do you simply throw it wherever you want? I think that if most people stopped to pick up trash it would make the world a better place for everyone. If you think about it, one little piece of trash at a time really does add up. Some people think that if they just throw one little bottle top on the ground it wont matter because it is so little. I think that those people are wrong because one teensy bottle top does make a difference when it comes to a clean environment.


I am glad that my friends and I took this trip. I hope that in the future, that we also remember to pick up after ourselves and others. I also hope that people read this and take care of the environment.
Date: February 9, 2007 ∑ Views: 15738 ∑ File size: 54.5kb, 312.9kb: 1500 x 1125 ∑
Hours Volunteered: 8
Volunteers: 4
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 9
Area Restored for Native Wildlife (hectares): 1
Trash Removed/Recycled from Environment (kg): 20
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