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Baltimore man behind a trashy statewide challenge to make April #30daysofpickinguplitter

Baltimore man behind a trashy statewide challenge to make April #30daysofpickinguplitter

Follow your bliss, the saying goes. For Baltimore resident Eli Pousson, that involves picking garbage off the streets.

With every half-eaten lollipop, food wrapper and discarded fork he stashes with gloved hand into his collection bag, he seems to be telling the city: “I love you.”

When he first started last year, “neighbors thought it was a little weird,” says Pousson, 34, who works for for the nonprofit preservation group Baltimore Heritage. “Now they think, ‘Eli just likes to pick up trash.’ Every neighborhood has their quirks.”

For the month of April, Pousson is inviting people around the state to join his bliss through an effort he’s dubbed the...

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