Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the Dawson County Marshal’s Office encourage residents to participate in this year’s second collaborative district-wide community clean up event Saturday, Nov. 6.
Dawson County’s fall community clean up event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Dawson Forest Retail Center, on Lumpkin Campground Road at the roundabout.
Litter pick-up routes and supplies will be distributed to volunteer groups.
In an effort to promote the general cleanliness and beautification of Dawson County, Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the Dawson County Marshal’s Office have partnered to hold at least two district-wide community clean ups each year.
“We began with districts one and two in 2009 and worked on district three this past spring. Now we are ready for district four,” said Keep Dawson County Beautiful Executive Director Cathy Brooks.
The aim of the cooperation is to protect the quality of the environment as well as to enhance the natural beauty of Dawson County.
“Volunteers collected around 1,000 pounds of litter at our 2009 events,” said Sgt. Robbie Irvin of the marshal’s office.
“That was a good effort and we hope to increase our achievements this year,” Irvin said.
On April 16, 2009 the Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to proclaim Dawson County Community Clean Up days to promote environmental consciousness including litter prevention and recycling.
To participate in the district four clean-up, individuals and groups may register by calling Brooks at (706) 344-3501, Ext. 255 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.