As I come around the bend in the road where the river is first visible, I see that my nightmare has come true! There are people everywhere on the river. They are all over the river and they are all loaded down with trash.
I start running toward the river, screaming as I go. "Stop this, please stop this!" I can't believe people could care so little. Then I stop and look again. I realize for the first time what is happening.
All those people standing down there at the river are now staring at me. Each one has a black plastic bag that they are filling with trash. They are not throwing trash into the river, they are cleaning it up! They have all come to help me make the river a clean place again.
We spend the day together, making new friends, making a beautiful spot, making a small difference in the world. Sometimes one little voice can make a huge difference.