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Litter Letter - Keeping it Clean
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 • Posted December 17, 2008

A recent visit by Tony Plutino to White’s Crossing brought both discouragement and encouragement. Discouragement as he encountered strewn and piled litter, followed immediately by encouragement as he glanced some anti-litter and stewardship signage that somebody had hand-crafted with TLC and placed in a high visibility location.

He then realized that the litter pile had been gathered as part of a large litter pick up and that the signage was likely placed by the same person or persons responsible for the cleanup. Inspired, he went and got a couple of bags and continued with the litter pick up effort, gathering a garbage bag full of aluminum beer cans, which were then taken to the City’s recycling center.

Tony would like to thank the folks who placed the signage and cleaned up the area and hopes they might step forward to take a well deserved bow. Plutino also reminds other river users that using the Llano River and its crossings is a liberty, and with that liberty comes the responsibility to treat these areas with respect. By acting in a responsible fashion and by respecting the river and its banks, other users, and surrounding landowners we can all ensure we keep these liberties in the future.

Litter collected and piled.

Homemade signage by unknown river steward.

Pristine Llano River looking upstream from White’s Crossing.

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