Spencer Butte Litter Pick-up
September 1, 2010
Melanie Grubman and I drove to the main Spencer Butte parking lot to
begin picking up litter in our recycled “gift bags.” Melanie recently
moved to Eugene and has a broad background in trail building in Vermont
and Maryland. She has supervised teenagers building trails. As we
walked up the steep west trail, I pointed out the Obsidian trail
projects. Melanie said that she was used to pounding rocks with a
sledge hammer instead of hauling gravel. Rodney Butler who was also
interested in trail work joined our party. We filled our bags with
bits of paper, broken glass and pistachio shells. Back at the parking
lot, we gifted our bags to the dumpster. I hope that Melanie and
Rodney, nonmembers, join Matt on the next trail maintenance.
— Janet Jacobsen.