I’ll be proud of this humongous pile of garbage my family helped clear off a hike-and-bike trail on Monday, as part of a bipartisan band of trash-picker-uppers my wife organized. There were lots of kids involved, and they were especially into it — let’s hope this sort of thing becomes a habit for lots of us.

For other accounts of our efforts, take a look at Birding on Broadmeade, The Woodland School, Random Observations of a 30-Something Mom, McKinleys’ Happy Days, and my beloved Redneck Mother.