On all my blogs and web sites I try to publish positive and helpful information. I host the Gwinnett County GAGenWeb, and hope that I am contributing to historic preservation and free genealogy research for Gwinnett County, Georgia. I've been an active REALTOR(R) in Gwinnett since 1986. My Mama taught me that one person can make a difference in a community. She never said, "Well, it's just the way it is."
My favorite walking trail in my area is at the Mountain Park Aquatic Center. Certainly, it's not the prettiest park in Gwinnett, but I love nature. I enjoy watching the geese and ducks, the Green Heron, the Robins, Bluebirds, and Eastern Song Sparrows. I see the same little brown bunny every day, along with butterflies, bull frogs, and so many other creatures.
Over the years, I've seen some tragic sights I would like to forget (but can't), and they were caused by fisherman fishing from the bank in shallow water. This is a small, shallow pond, and when they put their lines in right where the waterfowls are feeding, it's a tragedy waiting to happen. Below is the young gosling that I've been trying to rescue for several days. It has swallowed a hook, and the fishing line runs from its gullet to wrap all around its body.
Below is the result of a typical fifteen minutes of gathering of trash off the beach. I've gathered yards and yards and yards of fishing line that has washed ashore, along with a few hooks, broken glass, etc. This is where parents let their children play, not to mention where the waterfowl feed.