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What is trash to some is art to others

Posted by ppna on August 11, 2008

Today I was walking down the stairs from the Riverside Arts Center into Riverside Park and I couldn’t believe how much trash is on those steps. As part of a ‘Capture the Trash’ team this spring I know that area was spotless. The trash is the cause for 3 concerns. The first concern being the idiots who throw the trash in the first place. The second being that the DTCDC hasn’t organized any force to take care of incidentals like trash clean-up. The third problem is the folks at the River Side Arts Center. I consider those steps into the park as part of their property (weather they are or aren’t) and they should be expected to maintain it. The city has been incredibly generous with money for the R.A.C. and it would be nice if some of the folks benefiting from the tax dollars would take a few minutes a day to maintain the stairs which means cleaning trash in the summer and shoveling in the winter.

It’s the little things that keep a community clean. I realize I should have stopped to pick up the trash but I was working on another volunteer project at the time I noticed it and didn’t have the time.

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2 Responses to “What is trash to some is art to others”

  1. you left out #4 The parks and recreation department, and #5 The Department of Public Works.

  2. Schutzman said

    does it still say “Comfortly[sic] Num[sic]b”?

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