Carrabelle Cleanup bags more than a ton of trash

Bill Owens ferries garbage from deep in the underbrush to a waiting trailer. Photo available for purchase

Bill Owens ferries garbage from deep in the underbrush to a waiting trailer.

Lois Swoboda
Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 02:00 PM.

On Saturday, April 12, volunteers removed over 2000 pounds of trash from Carrabelle’s streets and shoreline.

The Carrabelle cleanup has taken place twice annually since it was first undertaken as a project of the environmental committee of the Carrabelle Waterfront Partnership in 2006.

This year, efforts were coordinated by Lesley Cox chair of the committee.

Tamara Allen a spokesperson for the partnership said 30 volunteers participated in the mission, which kicked off around 8 a.m.

A number of the workers were young people.

Science teacher Stephen Tolbert offered a point of extra credit to students willing to don gloves and collect trash and a group from the after school program at the Franklin County Library Carrabelle branch also worked under the guidance of Bonnie Ball. Participants in a bow shoot on the river also collected trash on their way back to town after the competition was done.

Allen said thirty automobile tires added the most weight of any single trash item to the take.



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