PASADENA (CBSLA) — The wildly popular Eaton Canyon hiking area has been cleaned of all litter, thanks to one man who committed to picking up trash every day for more than a year.
Edgar McGregor says there’s no longer any garbage littering Eaton Canyon’s main trail, the waterfalls, the storm drains, or the homeless encampments. His work to pick up litter were also not deterred by rain, falling ash from a burning wildfire, or the appearance of a bobcat.READ MORE: Police: Michael Rhee Of Lake Forest Attacked Asian Woman, Believing She Was White, In Retaliation For Rise In Hate Crimes
McGregor says he collected up to three thousand pounds of trash on some days.READ MORE: Standoff In Pasadena Ensues After Man Found Stabbed Several Times
“The only solution to picking up trash in our local parks is just that – is to hire people to clean them up and permanently,” he said.MORE NEWS: Aquarium Of The Pacific Mourns Loss Of 20-Year-Old Sea Otter Maggie
Besides collecting trash, McGregor says he cashed in the recyclables he collected, then donated the money to charity. McGregor says he’ll now focus on another local park in need of a cleanup.