The Butt Walkers
The self-named “Butt Walkers” at Humboldt County’s Environmental Health office have removed over 2,000 toxic cigarette butts and picked up 58.5 pounds of trash off the streets in just three short months after joining NEC’s Adopt-a-Block program!
What inspired you to volunteer?
We like to get out on our breaks. Volunteering serves dual goals: it gets us up out of our desk chairs and cleaning up our neighborhood.
Words for future volunteers?
Seeing the amount of garbage and cigarette butts we pick up is frustrating, but doing our part to pick it up and bring others’ awareness to it is satisfying and rewarding; we receive gratitude from strangers who notice that we are collecting trash. Since we’ve been picking up trash, our team members are more aware of the garbage that floats around Old Town Eureka. It feels good to do our part.