Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Long Island Cleanup

In contrast to yesterday's rain, it was a pretty clear day today. Perhaps a little colder than usual, but sunny.

The three geocaches in the Edgewood Preserve were placed in conjunction with last weekend's CITO event. I went for them today. At the first Edgewood cache, I saw that they'd left a pack of garbage bags. So I took one. I figured I could help by picking up the odd bottle or can that they missed. That turned out to be an understatement. Somewhere between the 2nd and 3rd cache there, I came across the motherlode of garbage: lots of cans, bottles, and beer boxes all in one area. Had I not examined the dates on some of those items, I'd have concluded that some people came in and trashed up that spot in a beer party. However, the garbage had been deposited there over a period of 5 years! There and then, I was able to fill up the garbage bag.

Anyway, I was glad to be able to do my part in making the preserve a little better, instead of just complaining, as I usually do, about inconsiderate morons who litter and ruin the parks for everyone, although I'll probably get back to the complaining later. :)

Historical Note: The Edgewood Preserve used to be the Edgewood State Hospital, a mental asylum, before the DEC took over the land. I got that link from a bumper sticker someone left in the parking area.

Itty Bitty: Hello, Kitty! (New York)
Road median in Floral Park.

Mac-56 Edgewood 1 (New York )
Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve (formerly, the Edgewood Mental Hospital) in Huntington Station.

Mac-57 Edgewood 2 (New York)
Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Huntington Station.

52 Pick Up and Drop Off (New York )
Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Huntington Station.

April 2005 - H31 (New York)
Gardiners County Park in Bay Shore.

Near Sand Pits (New York )
Suffolk County Parkland in East Setauket.

S12:WICKED WAYS (New York)
Rocky Point Preserve in Rocky Point.

RCARC (New York )
Rocky Point Preserve in Rocky Point. Former site of RCA's historic radio transmitter.

Disenchantment - H30 (New York)
Robert Cushman Murphy County Park in Upton.

Canoe Series Part One (New York )
Connecticut Avenue Fishing Access in Calverton.

S12:CAN U DIG IT? (New York)
Powerline right-of-way in Calverton.

WS - P7 Peconic River Canoe Launch (New York )
Peconic River Canoe Access in Calverton.


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