'Trash bashes' raise awareness of litter problem in Sheridan


SHERIDAN — Walk along the portion of Goose Creek near the old Common Cents store on North Main Street for five minutes, and you’ll wonder: “How did it get this bad?”

Tires and toothbrushes, half-drank iced teas and old motor oil containers, water bottles and beer cans all clutter the stretch of land along the creek. It’s all a bit overwhelming, and the longer Lynn Franklin walks there, the more she realizes it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

But it wasn’t always this way. It started with one errant piece of garbage and one bad choice. Now, it’s a seemingly insurmountable collection of clutter — ever growing and expanding.

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