In our Facebook group, our members post pictures of their daily and weekly clean-ups. Two volunteers, Steve and Sindy, do outstanding work cleaning up our city streets and a 12 mile stretch of highway 780, which includes the east and west bound roadsides and ramps. As Adopt-A-Highway volunteers, their section of freeway is kept clean in Honor of Mother Earth. We are very grateful for the hard work that they do.
On January 7, they posted pictures of the blight that had accumulated at a closed Burger King location on Columbus Parkway. We notified the City who in turn contacted the landowners, but the garbage pile remained and continued to grow. Pictures of the blight are below:
On January 13, while routinely cleaning their section of highway, Steve and Sindy saw the garbage around this vacant building had not been cleaned. So, what did they do? They cleaned, bagged, and hauled the trash themselves. We feel that Steve and Sindy deserve gratitude and any fanfare we can spare them, as they do our city and highway system a great service. There are only two of them, and blight is becoming increasingly worse. As the trash problem continues to escalate, we have our little group of volunteers and a couple of super-heroes to help remove litter and garbage.
Below are the "after the clean up" pictures from January 13. Thank you, Steve and Sindy!
If you'd like to lend a hand, please use the Contact Us form to be notified of upcoming events. You can also contact your local city, county, and state representatives to let them know that continued blight is not only an eyesore which detracts from the natural beauty of our state, it is also a huge health concern.