"The snow and the ice are gone from our streets!
Cheers!! Cheers!! But now muddy feet!
And how does all that dirt disappear?
The storm drains catch it--never fear!
But then that gunk ends up in the pond--
The water and critters wake up and despond,
"Alas, my first breath is just dirt and junk!
The awakening frog and turtles go "yuk!"
The water is full of salt, sand, dirt, and litter.
Please don't let that happen THIS winter!
THIS March, sweep or shovel up that slop
So polluting our ponds will slow down or stop!"
~ Poem by Louise Watson