To the Editor,
I have lived in British Columbia all my life. I moved here about seven years ago and am now glad to call Port Alberni home.
Port Alberni is a wonderful and beautiful place to live. The countryside is fantastic and so enjoyable and the best around, but…
I do get really disappointed as I drive the back roads and see the garbage people throw out their windows. Beer cans, plastic water bottles, plastic bags, etc.
The Valley has many beautiful lakes for fishing, boating ,and camping. But there are people out there using the countryside for a garbage dump.
How hard is it to leave a camping site clean? Take your garbage home.
Floating on the lakes is wonderful because the water is so clear and one can see the bottom, but it’s very disappointing when you can see cans on the bottom and garbage floating on the lake.
One does enjoy taking the family dogs so they can run and enjoy being off the leash. But not everyone enjoys stepping in the animals’ bathroom calls or having it where their children play in sand or along the water’s edge. Please clean up after your pets’ bathroom calls.
We live in paradise and we can all do our part to keep it that way.
We are living in a time where our planet is so fragile with pollution and logging that is destroying our lakes and rivers.
Please be kind: take garbage home and clean up. The wildlife doesn’t need it and the fish don’t want it.