Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015    Login | Register           

Fayette students clean up 700 pounds of trash along Line Creek

The Adopt-a-Stream students from McIntosh High School and students from Sandy Creek High School’s Key Club combined one sunny Saturday morning recently and collected 700 pounds of trash along the course of Line Creek in western Fayette County.

The 65 volunteers were part of a Rivers Alive cleanup event sponsored by the Fayette County Environmental Management Department and the town of Tyrone. Rivers Alive is an annual volunteer waterway cleanup that targets all waterways in Georgia. This group picked up trash and debris along Line Creek.

In photo at right, students from McIntosh High include Chandler Birrell, Michael Carroll, Maria Furukawa, Chris Greco, Marina Haldopoulos, Daniel King, Julie Lim, Natasha McCluhan, Bennett Rissier, Andrew Russell, Jihoon Shin, Lauren Siegel, Brooke Wilson, and Lauren Wilson. Sandy Creek students included Vanessa Boone, Connor Dial, Kianna Picard, Sydney Bugg, Ellie Klarl, Peace Obi, Yesi Portillo, Julian Orozco, Victoria Parker, and Drew Darcy. Supervisors include Mike De Lisle, teacher volunteer, Mike Carroll, parent volunteer, and cheering them on, Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial. Photo/Special.
Cigarette butts abounded, more than 500 of them. Beverage containers, of course, plastic, glass and aluminum, along with food wrappers and plastic bags were among the most numerous items found.

Among other items of interest: an oil pan full of oil, a diesel oil filter, three tires, a cash box from a register (yes, it had been broken into), and 50 feet of water hose.

Said Mike DeLisle, “Rivers Alive cleanups are important because they allow individuals to make a visible difference to our natural areas. This results in cleaner water and an improved environment for wildlife and human health.”

Location: 

Comments

suggarfoot's picture

I hope everyone remembers that it was Dennis Chase, several years ago, that started this with the kids..... on this very creek.

Thank you Dennis. You are a wonderful man.

Ad space area 4 internal

Government

The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend construction-related lane closures within five miles of a shopping mall or major shopping district on all interstates and major state routes be

Sponsored Content

Opinion

Sitting on the curb in front of 110 Flamingo Street, I smiled. It had been a good summer. No, the best summer ever.

Community

Peachtree City Recreation and Special Events will host a Back to School Bash Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Glenloch Recreation Center (601 Stevens Entry).

Sports

The Starr's Mill High Schools Pantherettes dance team had a great week at UDA Camp at Auburn University earlier this summer.

Lifestyle

“Ready, Set, Breakfast” is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 4, 10-11 a.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location, The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive.