I read with interest that Modesto has made the top 10 most polluted cities across America. We are joined with Stockton, San Jose, Bakersfield and Fresno. We came in at No. 5. Not much we as individuals can do about that.
That said, I hope we never make a list for most garbage-strewn cities. Just drive in any area of town, and you'll see what I mean.
There is a solution to this that we all can take care of: Buy a snatcher-grabber, go for a walk, get some exercise and pick up garbage along the way. Kids bored with summer vacation? Buy them snatchers, have them go with you and they can use their new toy to help. In the process they will be learning how not to litter and to take pride in where they live.
Smokers, please watch where you are throwing your cigarette butts. You wouldn't believe how many of them I see in our gutters. They go down the storm drains and pollute the water. I know we can stay off another bad list if we work together!