The Clean and Beautiful Program of Columbia County is grateful for the publicity provided for the countys Challenge and Celebration drive that began Sept. 1 and will culminate this Saturday, Oct. 12.
We would, however, like to provide a point of clarification: Oct.12 is only a day on which we celebrate the final clean-up. All citizens up to then should be developing new habits for the long-term.
Volunteer groups should be testing new ideas for removing litter from their roads. Shop owners should be developing and testing daily cleanup strategies with their employees (and maybe their customers, too). Smokers should be finding new ways to dispose of burnt-out cigarettes. Truckers should be getting in the habit of using covers for their loose loads and keeping the tailgates up.
Individual citizens, as they walk or jog through their neighborhoods, should be looking for trash they can pick up. Each subdivision should include a clean-up activity in its neighborhood watch program. Teachers should be making their students aware.
On Saturday, volunteers who wish to help in a final cleanup should arrive about 9 a.m. in front of the Columbia County Government Complex in Evans. Those who sign up for tasks will be directed to sites of concern. On their return at 1 p.m. we will then celebrate with a barbecue. We look forward to seeing all of our good citizen volunteers then!
John Graham, Coordinator
Columbia County Clean and Beautiful Challenge
The Columbia County News-Times ©2013. All Rights Reserved.