By Ron Wolfe

Last week I devoted my column to dealing with the subject of litter in SouthShore and the problem of dealing with litterbugs. I hope you had an opportunity to read the column.

In discussing the matter of SouthShore litter with a few of my friends and neighbors, I received differing views. Some agreed that SouthShore has a serious litter problem. Others felt that SouthShore’s litter is less than that of other areas in Hillsborough County. What do you think?

Please help me make a further determination on this issue of SouthShore litter by completing and returning to me the following Litter Survey.

Litter Survey

1. Do you believe SouthShore has a litter problem? ____Yes ____No

2. If yes, where is the worst littered area located? _____________________________________________________________


3. Is there a rodent/insect problem in SouthShore? ____Yes ____No. If yes, where?


4. Does the collection of trash and recyclables result in more litter on our streets? ____Yes ____No

5. Along roadsides, have you noticed any:

a. abandoned cars ____yes ____No

b. large appliances/furniture ____Yes ____No

c. tires, construction debris ____Yes ____No

6. Do you think our shopping areas, parks and playgrounds are well kept ? ____Yes ____No.

7. What is the most frequently discarded item or items that you see lying on the ground?


8. Are there enough trash receptacles at parks, shopping centers, public buildings, etc. ____Yes ____No

9. Is there any open space that could be cleaned up and used for a park or play area? ____Yes ____No

10. If asked, would you participate in a litter cleanup? ____Yes ______ No

Closing Comments: _________________________________________________________


Thanks in advance for your participation. You do not have to give your name, unless you wish to do so. The response to this survey will be tabulated and the results published in a future column.

Simply print out this column, complete, and mail to: THE VOICE of SouthShore, P.O. Box 476, Ruskin, FL 33575-0476. Or, Email your answers to: the

Send letters to: THE VOICE of SouthShore, P.O. Box 476, Ruskin, FL 33575-0476. Phone: 813-273-8976.


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