Beautifying Menifee

One day in the not so distant past, I was walking with my two boys to La Ladera park to burn off some of their abundant energy. While we were approaching the playground, I noticed that there was trash strewn all around it. My first reaction was "yuck, that's disgusting, I'm not going to pick that up". But then it occurred to me, If I don't pick it up, who will? Would we have to wait for the maintenance people to pick it up? Were there maintenance people that do this sort of thing here?

So I decided to do it myself. Keeping one eye on my boys while they were on the playground, I circumnavigated the play area and picked up any trash I could find. After I finished, I realized it took less than 5 minutes to do, and the playground was restored back to it's clean self.

Now I know I'm not the only one to do this, and I'm not looking for any kudos. But when my son asked me "why did you do that, dad?" I explained that if everyone would just take the time to pick up trash on the ground, there wouldn't be any because there are so many people.

I don't want this to sound like an after school special, but when I moved to Menifee, the first thing I noticed was how clean it was. So I will continue to pick up any trash that I can around our beautiful city when I come across it.




8 Comments:

  1. Way to go Bryan! You're right, all it takes a tiny contribution from each person, and it will add up to a big result.

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  2. Wow- what great neighbors - thank you! If we could only get everyone to do that, what a blessing! We, like you, are surprised how quickly Menifee changed with graffiti, etc. Again, thank you !

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  3. I try to pick up trash at least once a week along the main thoroughfare in my community. You'll be surprised how much you pick up and the positive difference it makes.

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  4. you should start up a neighborhood clean up. i bet there is a large amount of locals that would want to help, including me.

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  5. You're awesome! There's a Mr. Shumway, who lives in Ryland Oasis who I see walking Menifee Rd quite a bit. He's always got his plastic bag with him. A plastic bag with no dog??? Ya gotta love love the guy!

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  6. Good stuff Bryan, way to lead by example!!

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  7. Maybe the Litter Violation Code should be added to the list of rules at La Ladera Park (signage at all entrances).

    For members of the community who call code enforcement on the families riding their scooters, bikes, and roller-skates (just a few of the don'ts at this park), please call when you see someone littering.

    Unfortunately I learned the hard way that if you do not obey these rules, code enforcement would be called.

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  8. I am happy to hear that somebody else cares about the trash problem around Menifee. I have been picking up trash around here for the last six months. I have a toyota pick-up truck and when I have some free time I go on a trash run. The amount of trash I collect is "sickning". I need more help! Do we have more concerned citizens willing to help? We need to get a litter program going around Menifee. Who is willing to donate some time or funding to help? Please contact me Tom Lavoie at (951) 246-8137 or (951) 214-0120

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