Reader's view: Illegal dumping is taking place in scenic areas
As a person who does a great deal of hiking in the Northland and who couldn't think of a more wonderful area for a hiker to live, I find it very disturbing the amount of illegal dumping that has been transpiring in our area.One must give credit t...
As a person who does a great deal of hiking in the Northland and who couldn’t think of a more wonderful area for a hiker to live, I find it very disturbing the amount of illegal dumping that has been transpiring in our area.
One must give credit to these dastardly deed-doers. They seem to find some of the most pristine, beautiful places to discard their unwanted belongings. Lester Park, Skyline Parkway and Billings Park are a few such places that come to mind.
I don’t know what the answer is, perhaps larger fines or the loss of driving privileges. People who see such behavior should take license plate numbers and report them.
I’ve always respected the Native American’s idea of the Earth being the mother. These culprits have no respect for the Earth or, one could guess, anything else.
Perhaps someday, while on a walkabout, I’ll happen upon one of these derelicts tossing his trash off a steep cliff. I imagine him slipping and hanging on with one hand extended toward me for help. I would hand him his microwave and watch him somersault through the air. And then I would toss one of his tires for a ringer and valuable bonus points.