Oregon Hill resident and MPAC member Todd Woodson has been trying to document the litter problem left by feeding groups in Monroe Park. He has published pictures both on Facebook and Oregon Hill showing the debris left behind. The result has been accusations of racism, classism and outright fabrication.
I was passing by the park at 5:30 Sunday evening and took this set of photographs. All of these were taken within 100 yards of Main Street and Pine. This mess probably belongs to whoever was using that location last, but this problem extends beyond any one group. Even groups that make an effort to police themselves can’t seem to get a handle on the problem. Note that some trash barrels are stuffed to overflowing while others are completely empty. The problem is not a lack of trash receptacles.