Friday, January 19, 2007
In an era when we ask ourselves sometimes whether there are enough public spirited people in Oregon to make a difference, the beach cleanups routinely gather more than 3000 volunteers for this day of work. It will be even more impressive if we ever see Wren Smart out on the beach doing a good deed for someone else.
Your description of the SOLV volunteers on the Oregon coast reminds me of clean-up day in Kodiak, Alaska. As a newspaper photographer, I got a shot of some volunteers in action and captioned it, "Good people picking up after bad."