by Caitlin Carpenter, Sports Information Student Assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College golf team, coached by Jimmy Wilson, assisted the Keep Milledgeville-Baldwin Beautiful chapter to cleanup North Jefferson Street Saturday, Sept. 20.
The cleanup effort lasted three hours, and the volunteers collected 24 bags of litter from the sides of the roadway. The litter ranged from bottles, to plastic wrappers, tire treads, cans, hubcaps and various metal debris. The participants were surprised at the volume of litter collected along a short, 1.4-mile stretch of roadway.
The KMBB chapter, with the support of the local Young Professionals, restarted as an affiliate of the nationwide program Keep America Beautiful a year and a half ago. The chapter's goal is to try to keep Milledgeville and Baldwin County free of litter through various programs, events and community activities.
The organization focuses on monthly cleanups, such as the one that Georgia College's golf team participated in, on every second Saturday at key locations in the community that serve as gateways into Milledgeville-Baldwin County. Clean roadways serve as a sense of pride in the community's appearance, not only to residents, but also to visitors as well.
For more information, or to assist KMBB, visit the KMBB Facebook page or contact KMBB Director Andrew Davis by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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