By Miriam Raftery
Photo: Jose Estrada from Cal rans presents Dan Russell with an award in appreciation of his tireless efforts
February 15, 2018 (Pine Valley/Campo) – Dan Russell worked 27 years for the San Diego Fire Department. Now he’s a local hero for a different reason – working tirelessly to clean up trash along Interstate 8 and other roadways in East County.
“I’ve been doing it now for 12 years,” says Russell. “I would say I average five hours a day, six days a week. I pick up just under a thousand pounds a month…real close to 10,000 pounds a year; over 100,000 pounds since I got started.”