Fishing Club Cleans Up the Baltimore Pike

Contributed by Ila Verdirame

On a windy Saturday morning seven incredibly dedicated Lake Heritage club members braved the wind and traffic to clean up the Baltimore Pike. Lead by Ila Verdirame, with the reluctant assistance of her hubby Matt, Ila convinced Linda Bennett, Linda Dresser, Greg Howe, and Phyllis and Brain French to get out of bed early on Saturday morning to help keep this nation clean.

Lake Heritage fishing club road cleanup: Linda Dresser, Linda Bennett and Ila Verdirame on 4/27/2019.

The fishing club has been sprucing up this two mile stretch of Route 97 for over 20 years. During those years the cleaners have discovered so many incredible treasures. They have found bungees, good tools, working lighters, pocket change, and even a twenty dollar bill. Of course mixed in were dead creatures of many types (which they do not touch), old ripped clothing, tire shreds, cans, bottles, wrappers, signs, and other stuff we can’t identify.

We will be out there again on Saturday, June 22 at 8 am to do it again and we need your help. So if adventure and discovery is your game, plan on helping us on that day, everyone is invited, no one turned away.