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What's the value of a clean community?

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

December 1, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Volunteers in Dougherty County saved taxpayers millions of dollars in the last 20 years. Monday morning, Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful presented a $65 Million check to county commissioners.

That figure represents how much money the one million plus volunteers have saved the county in the two decades since the organization formed.  Executive Director Judy Bowles said, "This is a conservative estimate, the value that we put on each hour that our volunteers work, is less than what it would actually cost. It's well over $65 Million worth of work."

The million plus volunteers have given more than eight million hours of their time to environmental awareness and cleanup within the county.

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