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Don’t trash Nevada County

This is to support Susan Perry’s recent “Trash talk” letter.

On the one hand, we have Jon Gregory and the ERC working hard to come up with ideas to entice new industry to the area, on the other hand we are wading through trash on our streets. If Grass Valley and Nevada City were properties for sale, the real estate agent would say, “If you want to sell this property, clean up the trash and mow the lawn.”

My wife and I took a two-mile walk yesterday and ended up with two full grocery bags of trash. How about we implement a multi-pronged program to end this blight? I’d suggest: more enforcement, particularly at junctions, more education at home and in our schools and more people carrying a bag so they can pick up any trash they see while walking around town.

We also need more organized clean-up programs to get this problem under control. Trash “breeds.” If it’s visible, it says, “we don’t care, throw down some more.”

Let’s show we do care. Please don’t litter and pick it up it when you see it.

Ray Bryars

Nevada City

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