photo by Chad Spinks

The Backfence Society and the Woman’s Club of Vista are hosting two trash cleanup events in the coming months. The first trash walk will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19 starting at the Vista Transit Center at 11 a.m. Participants will split into groups to walk and pick up trash throughout the community. Volunteers are encouraged to wear bright colors or loud clothing, comfortable shoes, hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Gloves, trash bags, and pickers will be provided but you are welcome to bring any extra equipment you may have. There will be a pizza party at Mother Earth after the walk around 1:30 p.m. to celebrate and talk about how to further spread the message that litter is harmful. The event is open to all ages but children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The date for the March cleanup event has yet to be determined. To register for the event or for more information visit See our feature article on one of the founders of The Backfence Society and Only Losers Litter here.