By Molly | Friday, October 26thRecently one of our readers wrote to tell us about his disappointment in the amount of trash he found on a bike ride through Nags Head Woods this fall. “What I saw in Nags Head Woods was appalling,” George Mendelson wrote. “One of the last natural refuges on OBX was strewn with trash: beer cans, bottles, cigarette packs, energy drink and water bottles, etc. The volume of trash was nauseating.” Mendelson decided to pick up the trash and in a 3-mile stretch collected five glass beer bottles, 27 beer cans, 11 cigarette packages, five plastic water bottles, seven plastic energy drink bottles, four energy drink cans, too many energy gel packs to count, candy wrappers and a small mountain of miscellaneous trash. Plus one sock and two T-shirts. I too have witnessed what Mendelson is talking about in Nags Head Woods. I run back there often and am amazed at the trash I find on the . . . Read More
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