Here's a letter to the editor I submitted today. Not sure if they will want to publish it, but sent it anyway. With Earth Day coming up soon, well, the timing couldn't be more right. Read on:
About a week ago I traveled to Longbranch on the Key Peninsula to visit relatives. I was HORRIFIED at all the trash on Highway 16. It was everywhere on the road, especially in the middle of the highway. I even saw old furniture lying there in a heap. When I took the Purdy exit, the Key Peninsula Highway wasn't much better. So, what's going on with this? Is it due to unsecured loads? Is it due to folks chucking trash out the windows? Both of these things are against the law, yes?
I spoke to several local residents and they said the litter on the road has been a long time problem.
Shame! That area is so pretty but the trash is unsightly and embarrassing. I think as a community we could get this figured out how to keep it clean. Right?