Cleaning Rio Reservoir in Forestburgh NY

When we first moved upstate seven years ago we had no idea that we were surrounded by trails. Instead, we would drive far and wide in search of one. One of the first trails we visited was the Rio Reservoir. We parked our car by the Forestburgh Town Hall and started walking. We did not […]

Shawangunk Ridge State Forest Cleanup

Shawangunk Ridge Forest Trash

We often go to different parts of the Shawangunk Ridge state forest for hiking. The one we went to today is towards Ellenville NY (Or as Wendy Williams calls it ‘Ellen’). Anyway, this is a great trail that offers views, small waterfalls and plenty of nature, and trash. At first, the trail seemed clean but […]

Picking Up Trash for Earth Day 2020 at the Bashakill Marsh

Pepsi Cola Can

Earth Day is on April 22nd and so is my birthday. This makes me want to go out and be even more connected with earth. So, each year we try to do something, however small it may be. It makes my heart feel good and we really need it during these quarantine times. Trash at […]

Cleaning Bashakill for Earth Day 2020

Red-Winged Blackbird

Did you know that Earth Day is on April 22nd? I do because it’s also my birthday. Every year we try to do something special like clean around the house, plant trees and pick up trash on the trails. This year due to Covid-19, a lot of volunteers are staying home and Earth Day cleanup […]

Trash Pickup on the Mountain Dale to Woodridge NY Rails to Trails

trash day mountain dale

Today was a nice day for going out and doing some trash pickup. When you enter the Mountain Dale to Woodridge NY rails to trails path, you are greeted with signs to not litter. There are also plenty of trash cans along the trail. It’s mind boggling that people come to the trail and leave […]

Hiking Roosa Gap In the Snow

Fun in the snow in roosa gap

When you wake up on an April morning and find three inches of snow outside your home, you can go back to sleep or go hiking. We chose to go hiking at Roosa Gap and bring our garbage bucket. Well, the bucket stayed empty since if there was any trash, it was buried under the […]