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Little Acts To Nature

9 01 2014

In our trail runs in my “playground” with my training partner, Dannin, we always have something to do for the trail aside from running. It is either we pick-up plastic wrappers of candies or biscuits or cigarettes or any kind of trash; remove dried twigs or branches on the trail; cut grasses and branches that block one’s view of the trail; or clean the waterways in streams and rivers along the way.

Dannin Removing Dried Twigs & Leaves On Waterways

Dannin Removing Dried Twigs & Leaves On Waterways

In our latest run, Dannin and I cleaned and removed the debris/dried leaves that were accumulated on the waterways of the rivers and streams where we usually cross or pass. There were two rivers which we cleaned and it improved the continuous flow of water from the higher ground to a bigger pool where anybody would take a dip or swim.

With the better and continuous flow of water of the river, we are preventing the presence of insects and mosquitoes where they could breed and multiply. It would also prevent the river from overflowing to its banks which would result to flooding in populated areas or for the river to create another waterway which would lead to more erosion of earth and movements of rocks.

Another Stream To Clean From Debris

Another Stream To Clean From Debris

It did not take us for ten minutes to clean each river but such simple and little act to nature would give more protection to the population in terms of preventing diseases (due to the presence of mosquitoes) and maintaining the natural flow of water to the lower grounds, thereby, preventing flooding and erosion.

Deeper, Cleaner Water Pool Where Everybody Would Swim Or Dip

Deeper, Cleaner Water Pool Where Everybody Would Swim Or Dip

If you happen to hike or run along the hills and mountain trails, find time to exert a little time and effort to help and conserve nature.

So, lace up, get out of the door and run!

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4 responses

9 01 2014
mtbader

That’s great that you and your running partner take time out to give back like that–well done!

9 01 2014
kingofpots

we always do this as we are part of the community near this place where we do our trail running. thanks for dropping by.

9 01 2014
mtbader

No problem! I used to do the same along a system of trails I ran frequently in the past so I hear where you’re coming from!

9 01 2014
Martin Arroyo

Way to give back while getting in a workout. I feel we should always try to find a way to help others through our own endeavors. Kudos

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