If each person in Minnesota picked up the same amount of trash I've collected so far in 2020, it would result in 588,326,410 pounds of trash being removed from our streets, parks and waterways. *Based on 2019 U.S. Census Bureau data that estimates Minnesota's population at 5,639,632. Trash Collected as of November 1, 2020: 104.32 … Continue reading Ten Months of Stewardship
#hike26 & #hike27 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Coldwater Spring / Mini Owe Sni, Minnehaha Trail and Fort Snelling State Park I want to acknowledge these hikes and volunteering took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux). Trash Collected: 1.2 pounds, 0.8 pounds Exploration These past few … Continue reading Exploration, Service, Perspectives
#13hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: West River Parkway, City of Minneapolis Love Your Trail : Trash the Trash Event hosted by Ruth's Blue Marble I believe in the power of action. What better way to show you mean what you say by doing an act that demonstrates your commitment. As a woman on … Continue reading Making Change One Hike at a Time
This is serious business. It makes the news. Plastic washing up on beaches, choking waterways, finding its way into so many places. I'm always amazed at what finds its way into wild places. It breaks my heart. I know I'm not perfect either. A lost tube of Ultrathon on a thru hike two years ago still bothers me.
What would happen if everyone picked up at least one piece of litter on National CleanUp Day? The more I hike, the more I value the untouched places in our world. Yes, I know that many have come before me and many will follow. But to be in a place in nature and feel like … Continue reading National CleanUp Day : September 21, 2019