November Litter Pick Up

On November 4th, we ThorpeWood folks headed out once again to honor our commitment to keep Catoctin Hollow Road clean. In addition to the core ThorpeWood team, we were joined by volunteers Barb Palatucci and Theresa Fallon. With their help, we were able to conquer the 3.5 miles of road from Route 15 to Mink Farm Road. 

Along this stretch, we filled trash bags with discarded beer cans, take-out containers, lost shoes, and other curious items buried in new-fallen leaves. There were also, of course, the bigger ticket items that could not be stashed and hauled in our black plastic bags. This time around, we found seven tires in the stream that parallels the road. Rolling these muck-filled tires back up the ravine is always a fun challenge – and feels like a great service to the otherwise pristine stream which had been burdened with their presence.

After a few hours of work, we all head back to the heated tack room for hot tea, biscotti, and stroopwafels. Road clean-up is such a fun and wonderful way to serve the mountain beauty that takes care of us each and every day. If you’d like to join us for our next outing (as of now planned for February 2 – Groundhog’s Day), please email [email protected]! Hope to see you then…