New Anti-Litter Campaign Encourages Residents to ?LOVE Your Community?
Posted on: Mar 26th, 2018 | News and AnnouncementsHow do you love your community? Can you count the ways? One way is through a new anti-litter campaign spearheaded by Mobile County Commission President Connie Hudson. She hopes to encourage residents to ?LOVE Your Community!? The on-going, clean-up initiative unites the efforts of Commissioner Hudson of Mobile County District 2, Keep Mobile Beautiful and the Alabama Coastal Heritage Trust. ?This is our opportunity to do something about the ugly litter being scattered throughout our community, said Hudson. ?People dump alongside our roads, near our neighborhoods, businesses, churches and schools without regard to its effect on our environment.? Hudson said, ?We need your help!? She added, ?If you?re willing to get involved in promoting a clean and attractive community, join our effort!? The official kick-off campaign will be held at 6:00 p.m., on Thursday, March 29, at the Jon Archer Agricultural Center, located at 1070 Schillinger Road N. Clean-up teams will be organized at the kick-off and will be handed safety t-shirts, gloves, bags and litter-grabbers to get them started. Teams can consist of neighbors, co-workers, church groups, youth organizations, or anyone else interested in participating. Each team will adopt a geographic area around their neighborhood, school, church, business or major thoroughfare and will regularly monitor and remove litter based on a schedule determined by each team. Phyllis Wingard of Keep Mobile Beautiful and Debi Foster from the Alabama Coastal Heritage Trust along with Mobile County Department of Environmental Enforcement will be on hand to talk about organizing teams, safety measures, disposal of collected litter and the litter collection resources available to teams. Although the pilot program will begin in Commission District 2, organizers hope that the program will gain momentum and spread throughout the entire county. Anyone interested in joining the effort is invited to the kick-off event. ?Our goal is for everyone to ?LOVE Your Community? and in turn creating better, safer and cleaner communities for all to enjoy,? said Hudson. For more information about the ?LOVE Your Community? anti-litter campaign, call (251) 574-2000.