On Jan 29, 2014, 19 members of the Central Arkansas AMN chapter took on the cleanup of the first three hundred yards of the 1.8 mile Rock Creek Trail. Scotty Scholl had adopted this trail and keeps the trail in excellent shape. However there is an apartment complex next to the green space next to the trail head whose dumpsters overflow and the wind carries the debris into “our” park. The crew picked up 97 thirty- gallon bags of trash plus the debris that couldn’t be bagged like tires. There is still some debris to pick up but we ran out of bags and some debris was frozen to the ground. Keep Little Rock Beautiful furnished most of the bags and Little Rock Parks and Rec picked up the collected debris.
The green space was a hillside made for mountain goats which made our task more daunting. Quite a workout!! Everyone particularly liked picking up frozen used diapers tossed into the park by some apartment dwellers.
The following CAMN people took part in the cleanup: Carlee Adams, Katherine Becker, Nancy Deckard, Jim DeVries, Elaine Henderson, Fritz Kahley, Frank Meeks, John Mize, Frank Otto, Linda Parsons, Cathy Porter, DeDe Rhodes, Deb Sanderson, Erin Schoen, Scotty Scholl, Larry Stobaugh, Bill Toland, and Athina Wildkerson and her two sons.
This situation is what makes you proud to be an AMN. This task did make a big difference for all the trail users. A pristine view is better than looking at a dump any day