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Vail Daily letter: Pick up litter

We feel fortunate to have owned property in the Vail Valley for over 30 years. However, we have noticed an appalling amount of highway litter on our daily walks along Highway 6. The attached picture is just a small sample we collected today, with many times this amount scattered about after the Fourth.

We were also dismayed at the large numbers of picnickers who left all their garbage on the lawn after Friday's fireworks display at Avon lake, despite the large numbers of trash bins and recycle centers scattered about. I realize the show ended abruptly this year, but there is no excuse for this behavior. Perhaps next year there can be a reminder (both verbally and in writing) to all in attendance to leave nothing behind when leaving?

Hoping for a more beautiful Vail Valley,

Lynn and Frank Matthews

Edwards and Sedona, Ariz.