Crews picked up approximately 2100 pounds of trash and dozens of tires along Ann Bailey Way, Mooty Bridge Road & in Dixie Creek, a main tributary to West Point Lake.
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, with the help of company Watergoat and support from the City of LaGrange and Georgia Power, installed a boom-style trash trap on Dixie Creek Monday, February 1st. CRK crews installed another trash trap on Blue John Creek, a tributary to Long Cane Creek and the Chattahoochee River.
City Manager Meg Kelsey wanted to send a message to the community that the City of LaGrange is serious about cleaning up litter and rolled out the city’s campaign, “Leaving LaGrange Better Than We Found It.” The City of LaGrange closed non-essential business April 20, 2018 and hundreds of employees picked up trash throughout the community. It was so successful with employees and the community that the city decided to hold monthly litter cleanups.
The public is always welcome to participate.
The city will be hosting the following litter cleanups in the future:
– Saturday, March 6th, 8-10AM at Calumet Park, 109 Union Street. Community Partner is the Calumet Park Neighborhood Association and LaGrange-Troup Chamber Leadership Troup Class of 2020-2021.
– Friday, April 23rd, 8AM-1PM, City of LaGrange employees to pick up litter throughout the community. Businesses and organizations are invited to participate.
If you are a business or group that would like to partner with the City of LaGrange on any of these events or if you’d like to host your own litter cleanup, please contact Katie Mercer Van Schoor at [email protected].