To Whomever Threw Trash in the River

A Connecticut community — and a growing number of supporters on Facebook — are determined to find you.

Someone dumped all this trash into a river. Credit: Town of Somers on Facebook
Someone dumped all this trash into a river. Credit: Town of Somers on Facebook
Spring is in the air.

The sun is shining, temperatures are climbing, and many communities are gearing up for neighborhood cleanups and Earth Day celebrations.

It's also Spring cleaning season, but someone apparently found it acceptable to dump a huge pile of trash into a river. And that's got a lot of people upset.

"With Spring (finally) on its way and our streams and rivers thawing away the last of their winter layers of ice, we were very upset to learn that a person/group of people felt it was OK to use the edge of Durkee Rd along the River as a dumping ground for their household trash," the Town of Somers writes on its Facebook page

"While it is our hope that something within the discarded material may hold a key as to who dumped it there we ask that if you have any information regarding what happened to please let the State Police know. Somers is a beautiful place to live and we want to do everything we can to preserve its character."

What should be the punishment for someone who throws this amount of trash into a river?

Tank April 04, 2014 at 07:26 PM
I could use those large rubbermaid containers.
brian kelly April 04, 2014 at 08:48 PM
the human race has become very disconnected from mother earth. mother earth is alive and has her own intelligence. that's why she is creating all of these new and super viruses and bacterias. to thin out the herd a little and protect herself from this cancer called the human race. like most mothers, mother earth always gets the last word in...happy earth day!
brian kelly April 04, 2014 at 08:58 PM
Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
hyacinth nightshade April 04, 2014 at 10:49 PM
Of course people should pick up their garbage and not dispose of it anywhere that is not authorized for trash disposal. That is a given. Someone didnt do this. You want what?...vengence? Justice? I get more concerned about the use of social media to shame people or jump on the non compliers while back patting how much better the compliers are than the non compliers. Yanno, pick it up, file a report, post a no dumping sign and move on. Better yet get involved in your local organizations that clean up the public spaces educate your neighbors and friends in gentle non blaming ways and you will have far greater impact upon the problem
Lois Marie April 05, 2014 at 09:04 PM
not East Haven. 1st offense community service..cleaning it up. 2nd offense, same as above with a $500 fine. 3rd offense, same as above with 10 days in jail.


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