Monday, March 15, 2010

Index Tells Me We’re Losing the Litter Battle

I’m not a spokesperson for Keep Durham Beautiful but the results of this year’s litter canvas tell me this is one area the City (and the County) have lost some ground and this is only one aspect of overall community appears.

We we don’t have any “extremely littered” areas (guess I need to look again at the freeway exits) and the volunteers are probably getting better and better at conducting this annual snapshot. 

What would be even more telling but probably a little scary would be a similar index on overall care of landscape, rights of ways, medians and….parks.

I hope officials are cognizant that appearance is one of the strategic ways to impact many areas…e.g. property values, community pride, economic development, crime reduction and much more.



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