We just completed our first neighbourhood clean up as part of the Township of Langley Adopt-a-Program which provides all the supplies. Catherine and I spent an hour picking up some of the garbage that tends to be discarded by some of less caring individuals. Overall, there was surprisingly little garbage! There was only one fast food wrapping discard, some plastic in the detention ponds and a couple of doggie bags left behind. Mind you, there were a lot of cigarette butts and those plastic cigarillo tips apparently never decompose!
On the plus side: a bald eagle sighting, loads of swallows and a couple of red-winged blackbirds. We live in a fantastic neighbourhood!