One Man’s Trash: Week 34 Report

WEEK 34: Allens Lane & Lincoln Drive to Carpenter’s Woods

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My selfish goal/personal motivation for doing this project spread out over the course of a year was to get to know every corner of the park. I’m getting close to that, although there are still sections of trail that I have yet to see. And it’s admittedly shameful that I went the entire summer without making it into Houston Meadow, which makes me think I missed a wildflower bounty. Oh, the perils of the Busy Modern Man.

Nuts to that, man, let’s get in the woods.

Map to come.

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WEEK 34 HAUL

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On 5 September 2014, I did fill one PA state store bag and one Acme shopping bag

GLASS
1 12oz bottle Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat
1 12oz bottle Yuengling Lager
1 12oz bottle Miller High Life
1 12oz bottle Lionhead
1 6oz green bottle no label

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METAL
1 12oz can Coors Light
2 12oz cans Bud Light
1 12oz can Rolling Rock
1 pc can Busch

STYROFOAM
1 random pc styrofoam

PAPER
1 tag Scott’s Lawn Pesticide Treated Area

MISC
1 kickstand(?)
1 3-pack fishing lures (worms)
1 plastic kitchen cup with teapot patch inside double walls

CLOTHES
1 Eagles hat

PLASTIC
1 44oz cup Wawa
2 20oz bottles Gatorade
2 20oz bottles Pepsi no labels
1 24oz bottle Day’s pale dry soda
1 16oz bottle water Nirvana
1 16oz bottle water Niagara
1 16oz bottle water Crystal Geyser
1 16oz bottle water no label
1 8oz bottle water Acadia
1 16oz bottle water Fiji
1 wrapper Camel cigarettes
5 random pcs plastic
1 jar hand soap Dial For Kids bubblegum scent
1 bag Herr’s chips
1 label Gatorade
1 label bottle water Nestlé Pure Life
1 ice cream tub
1 ziploc bag
1 wrapper Quest Bar protein bar
1 wrapper Hello Kitty fruit snack
1 spoon
1 blunt wrapper Palma
1 blunt wrapper Swisher Sweets
2 bodega bags
2 wrapper corners

KLEENEXES 2

CIGARETTES
1 box Camel

DOG ROUNDUP
0 dog shit piles
1 dog shit bags
2 dogs on leash
7 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– Devil’s Pool actually not that bad for a couple days after Labor Day
– The backyard and deck that hang out over Carpenters Trail off of Mt Pleasant Place is a total mess — litter, pieces of decomposing plastic, a tire. Be better neighbors to the park literally in your backyard, jeez.

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WEEK 34 GALLERY

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⇦ WEEK 33 • WEEK 35 ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 33 Report

WEEK 33: Crefeld Street to Cedars House

Maps/add’l photos to come.

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WEEK 33 HAUL

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GLASS
1 40oz bottle Budweiser
1 jar Classico pasta sauce

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METAL
1 12oz can Coors Light
1 12oz can Busch Light

STYROFOAM
1 big random pc styrofoam

PLASTIC
2 twist off lids(?)
1 sturdy shopping bag
2 16oz bottles water no label
1 16oz bottle water Poland Spring
1 13oz bottle Simply Orange orange juice no pulp
1 small bottle Kool Aid (?)
3 pcs random plastic
1 wrapper Cheez-It snack size
1 wrapper Herr’s sourdough pretzel bite size
1 blunt wrapper (peach, brand unidentifiable)
1 label bottle water America’s Choice
1 coffee cup lid
1 bottle cap
1 wrapper corner

MISC
1 dog collar
1 half lid Blackberry phone

KLEENEXES 2

DOG ROUNDUP
0 dog shit piles
4 dog shit bags
4 dogs on leash
4 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– Hike was to Cedars House to attend FOW’s Trail Ambassador class on Wissahickon wildlife, taught by Debbie Carr.
– As it turns out, what I’ve been calling “pollen” on the frog pond is actually duckweed. Huh!
– Met Mark and Victoria at the Crefeld Street entrance — very nice couple interested in the project.

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⇦ WEEK 32WEEK 34 ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 32 Report

WEEK 32: Bells Mill Road to Valley Green

Maps/add’l photos to come.

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WEEK 32 HAUL

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GLASS
4 wine bottles no labels

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STYROFOAM
1 16oz cup
1 10oz cup
3 pcs random styrofoam

PAPER
1 Tastykake pie box lemon
2 tubs fishing bait (DMF Bait Co. — 1 Nightcrawlers, 1 Big Red Worms)
1 price tag Five Below
1 wrapper Wrigley’s gum
1 tag Hillman Cassette B(?) 35R (WTF?)

METAL
1 16oz can Red Bull
1 12oz can Tecate
1 dog food lid Cesar’s
2 12oz cans Coors Light
1 12oz can Rolling Rock
1 12oz can Pepsi
1 Tastykake pie tin
1 pc random foil

MISC
1 stick deodorant Old Spice Pure Sport
2 dog collars
1 pen York Hospital
1 bent tent stake

SPORT
2 tennis balls

CLOTHES
1 flip flop
1 pair socks
1 t-shirt (MP Services)

PLASTIC
1 1 ltr bottle Pepsi
1 1 ltr bottle Coca Cola
1 24oz bottle water Deer Park
1 16oz bottle water Deer Park
1 16oz bottle water Poland Spring
1 16oz bottle water Nestlé Pure Life
2 16oz bottles water Members Mark mineral enhanced
1 8oz bottle water Poland Spring
1 20oz bottle Gatorade
1 dime bag
2 forks (1 broken)
1 coffee cup lid
1 fountain soda lid
2 boxes Minute Maid fruit punch
1 blunt wrapper Bluntville
1 pile shiny confetti
1 bottle cap
1 sport bottle cap
1 bag ice
1 wrapper Wise Cheez Doodles
1 large bag Herr’s chips sour cream & onion
1 bag Herr’s cheese curls
1 bag Lay’s chips BBQ
1 bag Cheetos Crunchy
1 wrapper Oreo cookies
1 label religious bottle water (John 3:16)
1 small bodega bag
6 wrapper corners
7 pcs random plastic

KLEENEXES 5

CIGARETTES
1 cigarette butt

DOG ROUNDUP
0 dog shit piles
1 dog shit bags
0 dogs on leash
2 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– A blue heron glided just above the water right under the Rex Avenue Bridge, and it was effin awesome. (I did not photograph this.)
– Cannot guess where pile of shiny plastic (mylar?) multicolored confetti on Orange Trail just below Bells Mill came from.
– Five big bottles of water, every one of them Nestlé products (Deer Park, Poland Spring, Nestlé Pure Life), under the covered bridge, and every one of them had water left in it.

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⇦ WEEK 31WEEK 33 ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 31 Report

WEEK 31: Devil’s Pool work party

Crew of four plus a dozen helpers
Crew of four plus a dozen helpers

For a group of four people (me, Sarah, Seth, and Eric, who is vacating his post as FOW’s volunteer coorindator — best of luck, buddy), we sure made quick work of the cleanup. And when we were staging the bags to be moved out to Livezey Lane for removal, a group of summer camp kids from Ambler were coming through and gave us a hand doing so. Right on.

Map/additional photos to come.

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– A group of four volunteers and FOW’s Eric Falk removed approximately 10 heavy duty garbage bags of trash, plus a perfectly usable Coleman cooler, a target shopping basket, and a volleyball.
– Bottle caps are a royal pain in the ass, especially when they are in quantity. One rain and they’re caked in to the ground. So small and tedious to clean up.

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⇦ WEEK 30WEEK 32 ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 30 Report

WEEK 30: Mt Airy Avenue to Westview Street

Maps/add’l photos to come.

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WEEK 30 HAUL

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METAL
3 12oz cans Coors Light (crushed)
1 12oz can Diet Coke (share with BFF)
1 12oz can Budweiser
1 12oz can Arizona Arnold Palmer
1 16oz can Rock Star fruit punch

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STYROFOAM
1 ice cream cup
5 pcs random styrofoam

PAPER
1 sleeve Top rolling papers

SPORT
1 Spalding Premier football

MISC
1 PWD marker “Yo! Drains to River, no dumping”
1 pacifier
1 small Christmas ornament (fishing bob?)
1 pen TD Bank
1 pack earplugs

PLASTIC
1 gallon jug antifreeze no label
1 16oz bottle Poland Spring
1 16oz bottle water Dasani
1 16oz bottle water Wegman’s
1 16oz bottle water Fiji
1 16oz bottle water no label
1 bag Sun Maid raisins dark chocolate
1 bag Twizzlers
1 bag Andy Capp cheddar fries
7 wrapper corners
1 straw
3 mylar balloons plain silver
1 small prescription bottle
1 food tub with lid
1 16oz McCafe cup
1 coffee cup lid
1 fountain soda lid
1 condom wrapper Lifestyles
1 wrapper Smarties
1 wrapper Milky Way
1 label bottle water Simplify
1 coupon bag
1 red Solo cup (broken)
1 green cup (broken)
1 part of makeup kit (Wet & Wild)
1 packet GU energy gel
1 wrapper Reese’s peanut butter cup
1 wrapper York Peppermint Patty
1 bag Cheez-Its
1 wrapper generic granola bar
1 wrapper sugar-free hard cany
2 small lids
10 pcs random plastic

CIGARETTES

DOG ROUNDUP
0 dog shit piles
1 dog shit bags
7 dogs on leash
7 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS

– Hikin’ with Hidden City Daily co-editor Michael Bixler.

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⇦ WEEK 29WEEK 31 ⇨