Wentworth Springs Road In Memory Of Cindy Mercer

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 07, 2020 / comments

[Savannah Mercer]

Georgetown Residents and Travellers:

Obviously we all know that littering (cigarette butts, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverage containers, etc, etc) is not a good thing to do for many reasons. This is also true when tossed or thrown out of your vehicle window (another obvious statement.) While I'm a big supporter of keeping our environment clean and healthy by not littering, etc I am not posting this to address the big picture pertaining to this type of thing.

I am hoping to reduce the amount of cigarette butts and alcoholic beverage containers mostly but also the other garbage that is tossed out of car windows, dropped onto the ground and dumped at a very specific spot on Wentworth Springs Road.

The location I am referencing is on the right hand side of the road, at the old weigh/scaling station just before the Forest Service Station if you're heading towards Georgetown and just after the Forest Service Station, on the left hand side of the road. Stag Lane is the closest crossroad which is right by the Forest Service Station.

The reason for my need to address this very specific location and only this location (for the most part) is in due to my grandmother having died in a vehicle accident this past November at this location. In her memory we have a flower garden planted there. We have also paid for a sign in her memory that I'm sure some of you will recognize having seen on your way up and down Wentworth Springs (photos are attached.)

I am always cleaning the area up when I am there to tend to my grandma's flowers/garden. I shouldn't have to do this (for again, obvious reasons) although, considering the circumstances, my loved ones and myself would appreciate a little more effort and respect from our community (I realize there's other people who travel Wentworth Springs and that not only locals are littering along the sides of the road) to keep this spot clean for the garden as well as most importantly for my grandma and her memory.