national family volunteer saturday is the saturday before thanksgiving here in the US. my friend shirley organizes a trash cleanup of a local streamway. i think this is our third or fourth year participating? it seems sort of a funny thing to look forward to but the kids really do, and every year i think about capitalizing on their enthusiasm for wearing blue disposable gloves and starting our own regular (weekly? monthly?) trash pickup around the neighborhood. it should be an easy thing to do--thirty minutes here or there and very little in the way of supplies or planning. maybe this is the year i will actually follow through.