As we strolled along the serene Fairhaven bike path, surrounded by the soothing sights and sounds of nature, my friend and I stumbled upon an unexpected sight: a dirty pink porcelain sink dropped by a litterbug.

It almost made the trash can there at the end of David Drown Boulevard but not quite. It was propped up against it, as if tossed there in a hurry.


Coming across this sink was strange and made us wonder why it was there, of all places. Who leaves a filthy sink in such a nice spot?

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Phil Devitt/Townsquare Media

The path is a peaceful place for people to find calm away from their busy lives with a bike or a run or a stroll, but it's sad to see some people don't care about keeping it nice.

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While we often see litter along the path, finding a big household item like the sink took things to another level. It's a reminder that we need to do a better job of taking care of our shared spaces.

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It seems like it took a lot of work to leave a sink next to a trash can when the perpetrator could have discarded it at, say, the dump. Here's the thing: Just because there's a trash can nearby doesn't mean you can leave anything in its general vicinity.

Thankfully, our community has people who recognize the importance of preserving our natural spaces.

The sink has been removed but the message stands: Our world is not a dumping ground. Let's do better.

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