Litterbugs trash calm of Anderson Hill park

With increasing regularity they’re finding fast food wrappers and bottles discarded on the ground

Christina Johnson-Dean is fed up with someone dining and dashing, without trashing, in Anderson Hill Park.

On occasion, someone will deliberately dump paint cans and lawn clippings, that’s disturbing enough. But with increasing regularity, she said, they’re finding fast food wrappers and bottles discarded on the ground, just metres from a trash bin.

“How can it keep happening? Doesn’t somebody outgrow that behaviour?” she asked.

“And the garbage can is how many metres away? It’s in throwing distance.”

Oak Bay promotes Anderson Hill Park as “a valuable recreational resource for citizens to peacefully enjoy the natural park ambience and panoramic views, with some ecological and archeological educational value.”

 

“People walk their dogs and enjoy the view,” said Johnson-Dean, who is among those that voluntarily pull invasive species from the park still colloquially known as Blueberry Hill. “Other people are picking up after them.”