Saturday, May 30, 2015
Were A Mom & Son Picking Up Fosdick Lake Litter To Deliver To A Fort Worth Solar Powered Trash Compactor?
After doing so I soon found Gateway Park open, not flooded, and later saw Quanah Parker Park open, also not flooded.
A lot of people were enjoying the rain respite. Along with the cheerful turtles you see here, straining their necks looking for the sun.
Fosdick Falls was not falling as thunderous a volume of water as I had expected to hear, but the roar was louder than Fosdick Falls was roaring on Memorial Day.
Today I found myself marveling anew at Oakland Lake Park's solar powered trash compactor.
Why have a solar powered trash compactor next to two non-solar powered trash barrels?
I think the blue can on the right is intended for cans and bottles to be inserted in the hole in the lid. The green barrel has no lid. I have seen litter blowing out of lid-less Fort Worth litter barrels, which is why most parks, such as those in Arlington, have litter receptacles with lids.
Way in the background you can see Oakland Lake Park's sole outhouse.
I've asked before, but I will ask again, why would you have something ultra-modern, like a solar powered trash compactor, in a park without running water or modern restroom facilities?
And then, on the opposite side of Fosdick Lake I came upon the mom and her son you see below.
As I got closer to these two I saw mom fishing something out of the lake's edge and tossing what she fished back towards her son, who then put what was fished in the bucket.
I stopped and asked what they were fishing for.
Litter was the reply.
Show him, mom said. Which had the boy showing me the contents of the bucket of litter.
A lot of litter.
The mom told me they were on their 4th litter bucket of the day.
When I got to the bluff above the lake I snapped the picture you see above.
Very commendable, I thought. Cleaning up Fosdick Lake.
Also sort of futile.
I did not ask if they were disposing of the litter in the solar-powered trash compactor.
Town Talk was a bit of a bust today.