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Albany clean-up effort draws over 100 volunteers one month early

Volunteers picking up litter in previous Stash the Trash events Volunteers picking up litter in previous Stash the Trash events
Judy Bowles, KABD Executive Director Judy Bowles, KABD Executive Director
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

More than 100 people have already signed up for massive Albany clean-up effort nearly a month early.

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful Executive director Judy Bowles told city leaders 5 teams are ready to pick up litter during the Stash the Trash event on April 18th and 19th. She said litter continues to plague the area but clean-up efforts remind citizens not to litter.

"For my offices, this is not really about picking up litter, it's about litter awareness," said Bowles. "Once you've picked it up you notice it on the side of the road and hopefully you will never put it out."

Bowles said 2,200 participants removed 32-tons of litter from city and county streets last year. She expects about the same this year.

Volunteers can register up to the day before the event at Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful offices at 2106 Habbersham Road, or by calling (229) 430-5257. If you sign up by April 4th, you'll get a free T-shirt.  

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