How many times have you hiked up some beautiful spot — let’s say the East Verde River — and shook your head in disgust at a discarded beer can, a trashed camp site, or a candy bar wrapper?
‘What the heck’s wrong with these people,’ you mutter.
Seems like you’ve got your three types of people in the world — the problem people, the head-shakers and the solution people.
Well, this weekend you get a chance to take one of those little life exams about which people category you fall into.
Saturday, the new Gila Trout Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Payson will join more than 400 Trout Unlimited chapters throughout the United States in a cleanup day. The local folks will focus on the East Verde River north of Payson — in conjunction with the Payson Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service.
If you want to help, contact Gila Trout Chapter President Bob Youtz at (928) 474-5024 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll bring donated water bottles and trash bags, you bring gloves, a litter stick, sun screen and a willing heart — and show up at 7 a.m. at the south end of The Home Depot parking lot.
You’ll be done by noon. And you’ll know which one of the three categories you fit in.