Some of the construction debris that litters the area near Airport Beach.

Some of the construction debris that litters the area near Airport Beach.

Trash mars hike to local beach

Illegal dumping a short-sighted and selfish act, ruining our shared environment.

Dear editor,

Many people in the North Island area enjoy the beauty of our beaches and forests. But the Airport Beach area near Port Hardy sees much illegal dumping and in the past month or so this seems to have increased.

A (tabletop) hockey game has been abandoned on the trail to the Airport Beach along with a full garbage bag tossed into the bushes. There is construction garbage near the beach as well.

Very short-sighted and selfish; most of these things could be recycled free or dumped for a small fee.

We are lucky to live in such a wonderful place and it would be nice if everyone valued and cherished what we have.

Shannon Passmore

Port Hardy