Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce 2 more families have joined our Adopt A Road program. Neighbors Dick and Donna Evans (on the left) Joe and Deb Vess (on the right) got together to adopt Sunrise Ridge Road between Burnt Mountain Road (Hwy 136) and Bear Paw Road. Their first pick up yielded a truck load of litter. Thank you folks for caring about our beautiful county and helping to keep it clean.
Littering the roadways is a crime in the State of Georgia, punishable by a LARGE fine and/or jail time.
KPB is all about reaching our goals to improve the quality of life by eliminating litter through community involvement and increased public awareness. Doing the little things make a “BIG difference.” You too can make a difference! If you would like become a volunteer contact our office at 706-253-3600 or visit our webwww.keeppickensbeautiful.org.
New signs on Philadelphia Road between Highway 515 and Talking Rock Highway warn motorists that the area, one of the most frequently littered in the county, is under surveillance. Pickens County Marshal Jim Harvey wants to remind residents that littering can carry a hefty fine, and that “I don’t issue warnings, I issue citations.” The sign cautions of the maximum penalty for littering – a $5,000 fine or five years’ jail time or both. Citations can be issued for littering or illegal dumping. Harvey will even go so far as to look through trash in larger dump sites to find identifying pieces of information and track down litterers.
Keep Pickens Beautiful President Carol Opdenhoff has said that portion of Philadelphia Road is one of the worst in the county for litter, with the suspicious that people pick up food at one of the nearby fast food restaurants and dump it there because there are no houses on that stretch – just cows.
Harvey said the county has surveillance cameras they rotate to keep certain trouble spots under watch.
Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce two more Adopt A Road members. Pictured is Karen Rooker. She and her husband Tim have volunteered to pick up Cove Road between Bent Tree and Griffin Roads. Not pictured are Wayne and Mychell Herrick, who will be picking up Young Loop Road out in Fairmount, Young Loop runs off Highway 53. Thanks to the Rooker and Herrick Families, three more roads in our beautiful county will be cleaned up. Littering the roadways is a crime in the State of Georgia, punishable by a LARGE fine and/or jail time.
KPB is all about reaching our goals to improve the quality of life by eliminating litter through community involvement and increased public awareness. Doing the little things make a “BIG difference.” You too can make a difference! If you would like become a volunteer contact our office at 706-253-3600 and visit our web page at: www.keeppickensbeautiful.org.
The Pre-K teachers at Hill City Elementary School are rejuvenating the outdoor classroom.
They will cleanup and repair the existing structure, butterfly garden, and vegetable garden. The outdoor classroom was established in 2004 with the help of Keep Pickens Beautiful. KPB provided grant funds of $300.00, which will be used to purchase needed plants, seeds, soil, and tools for the project. This project will be a good learning tool for these young students.
If you would like more information on becoming a part of the many programs KPB has going on through the beautiful county, call our office at 706-253-3600, visit our web page (www.keeppickensbeautiful, org) or go on face book.
Keep Pickens Beautiful is once again providing recycle containers at the Habitat for Humanity construction site. The completion of this house will make their third completed one in New Hope Acres Subdivision. KPB has placed a recycling container to collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans from their volunteers working on the new house. Keep up the good work of providing descent affordable housing for families who might not otherwise be able to afford one. HFH has been partnering with KPB in our recycling program for many years, reducing the amount of trash going into our landfills.
KPB would like to thank all of our organizations for recycling at their jobs sites and offices. If you would like to join our business recycle group, contact us at 706-253-3600 or visit our web site at keeppickensbeautiful.org for more information on you can make a difference in reducing solid waste in Pickens County.