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Monday, October 13, 2008

Barefoot Ted's Adventures - NO TRASH

We abuse land because we view it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.

—Aldo Leopold

From Hansen Dam Tunnel
While I start my personal training business and am introducing folks to the beautiful Hansen Dam Recreational Area that we in Shadow Hills are so fortunate to live next to, I am also making a commitment to having NO TRASH anywhere on the trails that I use as my outdoor gym.

From Hansen Dam Tunnel
There is nothing quite like the beauty of pure nature...untouched by man. Nothing destroys that beauty more quickly than trash. Living so close to an urban environment makes it difficult to keep trash from collecting. Many people need to be educated about litter. It does seem to make it harder to litter if the area is kept clean. That is my goal.

From Hansen Dam Tunnel

I want to be able to make my way through the Hansen Dam without seeing a single piece of trash. If more of us make this commitment, the Dam area will start looking more and more like that gem that many of us have already fallen in love with.

From Hansen Dam Tunnel

You can support my cause by taking advantage of my services as a personal trainer, computer coach and other small businesses that I operate locally.

From Weathertop Farms, Shadow Hills, California

My location at Weathertop Farms puts me in the perfect location to act as a mini-caretaker for our entrance to Hansen Dam. I have been doing it for years, but now feel like pushing it to the next level and integrate trash clean-up into my regular exercise routine.


PS. Learn more about my personal training business, Barefoot Ted's Adventures, at

PSS. Learn more about my famous running sandals at

PSSS. Learn more about Hansen Dam and the Tujunga Watershed at



Blogger Piper said...

I like your style. Litter bothers me a lot. I think it is getting worse. I think people no longer learn about litter in school. Have you seen the web site? They have videos and info about what happens to all that litter once it reaches the ocean.

I learned about your site after hiking 1500 miles of the PCT. I had to leave the trail because my shoes ruined my feet. To heal, I walked barefoot or wore very loose shoes around town. I admire you barefoot runners. I don't know how you do it.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


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