Dedicated, tenacious and resourceful... Erase the Trace may be the most effective organization I know. They pull tons of waste from our natural areas and cities with a just a fraction of a budget, if any. Truly good Samaritans. I have so much respect for Becky and the Erase the Trace regulars.
After attending a clean up event with my kids (9 and 13 and they both actually enjoyed themselves), it was clear that the women running this are so dedicated to what they do. Not only did the event manage to pull together a good amount of items to pass out to the local homeless community but the people of that community joined us in cleaning due to the care these women showed for them and their home. Proud they are part of my city.