Editorial: Blackfeet women set strong example

"It's not a new phenomenon, but it always does the heart good when it happens.

A small group of community-minded people — two Browning women in this case — decide they're going to do something about a problem, and the next thing you know there's a movement.

The idea of this movement — pick up the litter — is simple, but the execution has gotten more complicated.

"I got tired of looking at all the trash," said Patty Welch, who along with Honey Davis of Community Health Representatives started the ball rolling by adopting a 2-mile stretch of road under the state Highway Department's "Adopt-a-Highway" program. "We wanted this reservation to look nice for our children, our grandchildren and all our visitors."

They didn't stop there.

The two women started badgering others — families, organizations, businesses — to do the same thing."

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Editorial: Blackfeet women set an example for all to follow (The Great Falls Tribune 9/15)

Earlier Story:
Good news: Blackfeet volunteers cleaning up land (The Great Falls Tribune 9/14)