This article was originally published in the spring 2013 Harker Quarterly.
They call themselves “trash warriors.”
Upper school history teacher Carol Zink discovered the California Adopt-a-Highway program and made Harker aware of it. Now she is joined by fellow faculty, parents and students in the litter roundup. The last trash pickup day took place on Feb. 16.
Over the years, the trash warriors have picked up some interesting finds during their trashathons, including a loaded shotgun shell (turned over to the police), a pair of nearly new high heels, an expensive motorcycle helmet, and a rubber Halloween mask.