Although I understand that I am not alone in my annoyance and frustration over the never-ending problem of litter around Lake Otsego, it also puzzles me that anyone would cavalierly hurl a Budweiser can or McDonald’s wrapper out a car window without the slightest regard to consequence.
Maybe they think:
When snow melts so do all cans, bottles and plastic wrappers.
Garbage of all kinds, particularly that which is not biodegradable, enhances and beautifies the landscape.
There are people hired by the government who will clean up whatever I leave by the side of the road, or
Who cares what the community I live in looks like?
Like countless other local citizens, I care enough about the problem of litter to periodically stop my car, pick up cans and bottles, and put it into the recycling bin or trash.
But without everyone doing their part, particularly with their own garbage, it is a losing battle.
Please do your part to keep Glimmerglass beautiful.
Susquehanna SPCA benefactor and Staffworks President Anita Vitullo, Clinton, above center, poses with SSPCA board members after announcing a few minutes ago that, dollar-for-dollar, she will match forthcoming donations to the “Shelter Us” fund drive up to $250,000. If fully realized, Vitullo’s contribution will bring the $2 million drive to build a new animal shelter to $1.75 million, only $250,000 short of its $2 million. Posing with her after the announcement at the current shelter in Hartwick Seminary are, from left, Jill Basile, Oneonta; Shannon Stockdale, Maryland; board Chairman Gaylord Dillingham, Springfield; Merilyn Gould, Morris; Executive Director Stacie Haynes, and Peter Gould, Morris. Inset, after introducing Vitullo, Haynes hugs her as the benefactor prepares to make the announcement. The new state-of-the-art shelter will be located on Route 28 next to St. Mary’s Cemetery. More details in this week’s Freeman’s Journal & Hometown Oneonta, on newsstand tomorrow afternoon. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)