To the folks who smoke Marlboro and Camel Crush cigarettes at the Torsey Pond boat landing in Readfield — maybe you are taking in the beautiful view at the landing while taking a cigarette break, or maybe you enjoy a smoke while fishing at night — I don’t know. What I do know is that I cleaned up nearly 50 of your cigarette butts at the boat landing on Earth Day.

The butts littered the landing and the opposite side of the road. Maybe you didn’t intend for the butts to be in the water, but they are there, too. There were other cigarette brands, too, but yours were the most prevalent.

Please stop leaving your cigarette butts at the landing. Put them in the ash tray of your car or leave a mug in your car that you can place the butts when you are done. To those of you who don’t smoke but drink or eat at the boat landing, take this Earth Day as a reminder to clean up after yourself.

Robyn P. Graziano


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