Woman Organizes Cleanup Of Ogdensburg Fishing SpotPosted: Updated:
The idea started when Kristen Legault came to check out one of her favorite fishing spots and found a chair and trash.
“It doesn't make you feel very comfortable when you want to go fishing, or having your children go down to go fishing, and you see all of that – it's very disheartening,” she said.
She called police and firefighters about needles she found. Then she decided it was up to her to do something about it and that she would need help.
“You can stand up and be the change that you want to see in your community, but it takes more than just one person. I definitely can't do it alone,” she said.
So she started an event page on Facebook: “Operation Save our City.” Forty people have signed up. It starts Saturday morning at 9. They'll start behind the library in advance of its Easter egg hunt.
“A community, I think, is a family and I think everybody here should be doing their part,” said Legault.
The cleaning squad will move onto to Kids Kingdom and Wheat House Bay where it all started.
As local governments are forced to cut back on services, ordinary citizens are stepping up.
In Massena, volunteers are getting their trucks and trailers ready for the Spring Cleanup. They'll haul free for the elderly and those without vehicles.