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One Man’s Trash: Week 48 Report

WEEK 48: Allens Lane & Lincoln Drive to Hartwell Lane

MISC
1 Car Freshener (new car smell)
1 large dog collar

CIGARETTES
2 cigarette butts

METAL
1 10oz can Red Bull
1 12oz can Diet Pepsi
1 12oz can Busch
1 12oz can Miller High Life
1 12oz can Budweiser (pull tab, crushed)

PLASTIC
1 10oz bottle milk no label
1 bag Homegirls potato chips “Sweeties”
1 32oz bottle Gatorade
1 16oz bottle water Niagara
1 label bottle water America’s Choice
1 16oz bottle Sprite
1 mangled red Solo cup
1 cereal(?) cup illegible
2 mint wrappers Merion Cricket Club
1 wrapper Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies
1 blunt wrapper Black & Mild
1 ziploc bag
1 wrapper Aunt Clara’s muffins
1 plant tag
25 pieces random creek plastic

DOG ROUNDUP
1 dog shit pile
5 dog shit bags
2 dogs on leash
1 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– First snow of fall/winter, only a dusting but enough to cover some litter.
– Found $10 bill near Allens Lane trailhead!
– 640 Gatehouse Lane, man, that’s some house.
– Big Wissahickon schist formation below 640.
– Big branch down across Hartwell Trail (and Hartwell Run) just above White Trail.
– Big pile of broken plastic adirondack chairs on Hartwell Trail where the homes start.
– Old dam to right of first bridge over Hartwell Trail walking uphill.
– Holy crap there’s an entirely second Hartwell Trail on the north side of the creek! Is this rogue?
– Big rocks at point above White Trail and Hartwell Trail (both north and south sides of Run).
– SCH “Play Space in the Woods” at top of Hartwell Trail behind SCH Academy blends city and woods nicely. “Unless” sculpture seems weird without Lorax reference.

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⇦ WEEK 47WEEK 49 ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 47 Report

WEEK 47: Carpenter’s Woods to Allens Lane & Lincoln Drive

STYROFOAM
1 20oz cup Dunkin Donuts
1 16oz cup Dunkin Donuts
1 piece random styrofoam

CIGARETTES
1 box Marlboro
3 cigarette butts

GLASS
2 12oz bottles Bud Light Lime
1 22oz bottle Smirnoff Ice green apple
1 12oz bottle green no label
1 12oz bottle clear no label (Anheuser-Busch logo)
1 12oz bottle brown no label (Anheuser-Busch logo)

PAPER
1 six-pack holder Bud Light Lime
2 wrappers Wrigley’s gum
1 slim pack Juicy Fruit gum
1 business card Epic Church
1 random piece of sketchbook cover

MISC
1 pen Bic Ultra
1 piece shoelace
3 pencil erasers
1 fluffy Phillie Phanatic ball

METAL
2 23oz cans Arizona sweet tea
1 12oz can Miller Lite
1 12oz can Meister Brau (pull tab)
1 lid Sterno cooling fuel
1 12oz can Monster Muscle vanilla
1 16oz can Pabst
2 12oz cans Pabst
1 16oz Milwaukee’s Best Premium
1 16oz can Olde English
2 12oz cans Budweiser
1 12oz can Coors
1 10oz can Red Bull

PLASTIC
1 2 liter bottle green no label
2 prescription bottles CVS
1 iced coffee lid
2 coffee lids
1 ½ gallon jug iced tea no label
1 20oz cup Dunkin Donuts
1 16oz bottle water Voss
3 16oz bottles water Poland Spring
1 16oz bottle water Acadia
1 16oz bottle water Nirvana
1 16oz bottle water Dasani
2 16oz bottles water no label
1 12oz bottle Gatorade
1 16oz bottle Mountain Dew
1 16oz cup Wawa
1 pack Dippin Stix sliced apples
1 bag Doritos
1 wrapper Oreo golden cookies
1 wrapper Jelly Belly sport beans (Jelly Belly sport beans. Does not compute.)
1 wrapper David sunflower seeds
1 bag Smartfood popcorn
1 wrapper Snickers bite size
1 wrapper “sugar free hard candy”
1 blunt wrapper Black & Mild
1 wrapper corner
1 bag Stroehmann’s split top wheat bread
1 bag Wawa sandwich
1 rubber glove
1 straw
2 long pieces caution tape
1 wrapper Jolly Rancher
15 pieces nasty random creek plastic

DOG ROUNDUP
0 dog shit piles
6 dog shit bags
5 dogs on leash
6 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– There are a number of great stones on the “sidewalk” between Wissahickon and Carpenter’s Woods on Mount Pleasant Avenue.
– Gorgas Creek is filthy, needs a cleanup.
– Bucket frozen in creek just above Devil’s Pool on Forbidden Drive side.
– Carpenter’s Run has big rocky waterfall (small trickle of water) between Kitchen’s Lane and Orange Trail, hidden well off trail.

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⇦ WEEK 46WEEK 48 ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 46 Report

WEEK 46: Bells Mill Road to Emlen Street

* Love Your Park fall service day: work party building a new trail at Andorra Natural Area off of Forbidden Drive.

SPORT
4 golf balls

PAPER
1 business card Painted Pet Portraits by Nita
1 cup Saladworks
3 receipts (1 Formal Mills, 1 ShopRite, 1 R&R Produce)

STYROFOAM
1 piece styrofoam cup

GLASS
1 12oz bottle PBC Newbold IPA
1 16oz bottle Snapple
1 16oz bottle Pepsi (old school)
1 16oz bottle Triple Cola (old school)

METAL
1 12oz can Michelob Ultra
2 12oz cans Mountain Dew
1 12oz can Milwaukee’s Best Ice
1 8oz can Red Bull Silver
1 12oz can Schaefer’s

CLOTHES
1 pair Hanes briefs (blue)

MISC
1 hubcap Chevy

PLASTIC
2 mylar balloons (1 Spalding basketball, 1 silvery pentagonal shape)
1 40oz bottle Steel Reserve
1 wrapper Clif Shot Blocks
2 16oz bottles water Deer Park
1 16oz bottle water Poland Spring
1 16oz bottle water Berkley & Jensen
1 16oz bottle water Rite Aid Pantry
1 16oz bottle water Acadia
1 16oz bottle water no label
1 1 liter bottle Fuze strawberry lemonade
1 sport water bottle
1 to-go cup Frosted Flakes
1 label Wawa iced tea
1 mangled bag Herr’s chips
1 blunt wrapper Swisher Sweets tropical fusion
1 giant bag Doritos
1 grocery bag Redner’s Warehouse Markets
1 ziploc bag
1 wrapper Planters salted cashews
2 pieces random plastic

TISSUES/NAPKINS/ETC 10

DOG ROUNDUP
1 dog shit pile
3 dog shit bags
6 dogs on leash
8 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– Love Your Park fall service day. Good fun trail building with FOW in the Andorra Natural Area.
– Huh. Lots of quartzite on the Yellow Trail between the Covered Bridge and Cathedral Run. Cool.
– Phone died with 49% power. Sure it was cold, but that’s some BS, Apple.
– Instead of following the Yellow Trail all the way up past Henry on the Park apartments and across Wises Mill Road, followed what looked like an unmarked trail that turned out to be a deer trail, ended up off trail for 30 minutes in the middle of the world’s largest overgrown thicket of thorns of all sizes.
– Took extra long bubble bath to eliminate presumed thorns and ticks.
– Ran into the esteemed Dave Bower from Parks and Rec on Forbidden Drive.
– As I made the observation that the gate at Valley Green Inn was open AGAIN (on a Saturday no less), some ahole in a Porsche comes flying down Valley Green Road doing at least 35 into an area obviously heavily populated by pedestrians. When Walnut Lane Bridge closes for repair, this gate MUST be monitored.

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⇦ WEEK 45WEEK 47 ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 45 Report

WEEK 45: Chestnut Hill Avenue to Allens Lane & Lincoln Drive

CIGARETTES
1 box Pall Mall
1 cigarette butt

STYROFOAM
2 12oz cups
1 small tub ice cream

GLASS
2 7oz bottles Coronita
1 12oz bottle Miller Lite

METAL
1 12oz can Faygo
1 12oz can Pepsi
1 12oz can Natural Light
1 12oz can Bud Light
1 16oz can Coors Light
1 12oz can Coors Light

PAPER
1 wrapper gum Dubble Bubble
2 wrappers gum Wrigley’s
1 wrapper bamboo chopsticks
1 wrapper Wawa sandwich
1 receipt (illegible)
1 piece random cardboard

MISC
1 concert wristband
1 sticker “I Voted”
1 random piece of car
1 pregnancy test

PLASTIC
4 16oz bottles water Deer Park
1 16oz bottle water Nestlé Pure Life
3 16oz bottles water no label
1 8oz bottle water Deer Park
1 label bottle water Deer Park
1 label bottle water Vintage
1 tiny bottle Maiel Biofeel
1 label Arizona iced tea
1 spoon
1 bottle cap
1 blunt wrapper Palma
1 corner wrapper Welch’s fruit chews(?)
2 wrappers Twizzler individuals
1 wrapper Hershey’s Cookies & Creme
1 rubber glove
1 shopping bag Target
2 wrappers plasticware
6 pieces random plastic

TISSUES/NAPKINS/ETC 8

DIAPERS 1

DOG ROUNDUP
1 dog shit pile
8 dog shit bags
1 dogs on leash
2 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– Giant pile of trash on creek bank approximately 12′ from actual trash can at picnic area below Magarge Dam.
– School bus IDLING, loudly, right on Forbidden Drive at Valley Green Inn as scores of people walked/ran/biked by. Ridiculous.
– Two smashed pumpkins directly under McCallum Street Bridge. Trick or treat!

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⇦ WEEK 44WEEK 46 ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 44 Report

WEEK 44: Allens Lane & Lincoln Drive to Carpenter’s Woods (Local Loop)

MISC
1 giant electronic candy cane
1 dog harness
1 fishing bob
1 Giro bike helmet bill
1 Utrecht drafting triangle
1 Learning Resources thermometer (broken — incorrect temp reading)

CIGARETTES
1 cigarette butt

CLOTHES
1 pair boxer-briefs Hanes
1 underwear elastic band Hanes
1 ankle sock
1 handkerchief (calories chart)

STYROFOAM
3 pieces random styrofoam

PAPER
1 tub 18 Canadian nightcrawlers (fishing bait)
1 wrapper Wrigley’s gum
1 bag Red & White charcoal
2 pieces random cardboard

GLASS
1 12oz bottle Yuengling Lager

METAL
1 can ShopRite golden corn
1 12oz can Miller Lite
1 12oz can Michelob Ultra
1 12oz can Busch

PLASTIC
1 1.5 ltr bottle water Deer Park
2 24oz bottles water Deer Park
1 16oz bottle water Nestlé Pure Life
1 16oz bottle water Dasani
1 16oz bottle water Aquafina
3 16oz bottles water no label
1 16oz bottle water Berkley & Jensen (smashed)
1 16oz bottle water ShopRite
1 40oz bottle Olde English “shatter proof”
1 16oz bottle Mtn Dew
1 6oz bottle Kool Aid (I think?)
1 wrapper Gogurt (Halloween)
2 straws
1 jug cap
1 wrapper Baby Ruth bite size
1 mylar balloon “Way to go Grad”
1 yellow Nalgene
1 ziploc bag
1 bag Pirate’s Booty aged white cheddar popcorn
1 bag Doritos
1 bag ShurFine white bread “baked locally”
1 piece orange tape
1 mangled bag Munchos
6 pieces random plastic

TISSUES/NAPKINS/ETC 1

DOG ROUNDUP
0 dog shit piles
8 dog shit bags (!)
0 dogs on leash
0 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– Wooden pallet along Cresheim North Trail just below junction to Gate House Lane
– Two dog shit bags within plain sight of multiple trash cans at Devil’s Pool.
– Party spot along Orange Trail below Livezey Lane and above Fingerspan.
Another giant white pipe in Creek, on the shallow island in Creek just below Fingerspan.

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