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Volunteers Cleanup Local Rivers

By: Bill Pearson
By: Bill Pearson

GEORGIA'S ANNUAL 'RIVERS ALIVE' CLEANUP PROJECT WRAPPED UP TODAY, WITH SEVERAL THOUSAND POUNDS OF TRASH BEING PULLED FROM AREA WATERWAYS.
SEVERAL HUNDRED VOLUNTEERS TURNED UP TO CLEAN UP THE BANKS OF THE LITTLE RIVER.
VOLUNTEERS SAY THERE IS JUST NO REASON FOR PEOPLE TO DUMP THEIR TRASH HERE.
Herb Mason/Volunteer
"We've got tires, we've got couches," said volunteer Herb Mason. "We've got a lot of debris that is household debris and it's just not needed, its not necessary. There's a lot of dumpsters both in Brooks County and Lowndes County that could take this trash."
OTHERS SAY ITS TIME FOR ONE LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT TO STEP UP AND PATROL THE AREA ALL YEAR LONG, TO HELP PREVENT THE MASSIVE PILES OF TRASH.
"Volunteers come out, and they hate having to come to the same place year after year and see it totally trashed.," said Aaron Strickland, executive director of Keep Lowndes-Valdosta Beautiful. "One jurisdiction should take control of the area and maintain it, it could be a wonderful park."
VOLUNTEERS SAY THEY ARE NOW GEARING UP FOR THE NEXT BIG CLEANUP EVENT, "MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY" WHICH TAKES PLACE IN ABOUT THREE WEEKS.


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