In Boynton Beach, Florida, Richard Reyes and his team of volunteers are known as the “Litter Hikers of America” and they hit the streets six days a week to pick up trash.
Reyes started walking and tidying up trash following his recovery from an aortic valve replacement. He knows the physical activity is healthy for him and that’s a big reason he does it.
“No matter what the weather brings, the crew is out there with gloves and face masks, ready to get the garbage. Call it a sport if you will. Walking, stretching, picking up litter. Can’t beat it.”
The good Samaritan also weighs the trash he picks up and so far this year? He’s collected 43-thousand, 200-pounds of it.
If you'd like to join the Litter Hikers of America you need to commit to walking at least 3 miles a day, 3 times a week. Pick up all the trash you see along your 3+ mile hike. If interested send an email to LitterHikers@yahoo.com