Adopt A Highway Emigration Canyon Road - Walker RealtyI spent a great deal of my childhood camping, hiking and fishing throughout
Utah, Idaho, and Montana. We always left a campsite cleaner than we found
it. My wife and I have tried to raise our children to have the same love, reverence
and respect for nature.
Living in the canyon brings us much joy. Adopting the highway for litter patrol makes it even more fulfilling. We try to make it a point to get out for a couple hours every week and usually manage to get a mile or so of the canyon cleaned on both sides of the road.
We are on our second summer of cleaning and believe that there are two things at play here; litterbugs and wind.
We can’t stop the litterbugs, but anticipating the effect of wind can cut down on the canyon litter.
Wind blows trash out of our cans and dumpsters. Wind blows trash free as the garbage trucks are transferring trash into their trucks. If you have ever followed a garbage truck, you may have seen trash blowing out of the truck.
We can cut down on this aspect of the litter problem in the canyon by securing “flyaway” items such as styrofoam, plastic bags, paper and lightweight packaging. By not leaving these types of things loose in your containers, they will be less likely to end up on the road, in the river or on the mountainside.
We are humbled and inspired by the many thanks given and people met while working in the canyon.
Daniel & Debra Walker