Our Opinion: Earth Day activities will benefit area

Published 2:44 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2007

By Staff
Saturday, April 21 has been designated as Earth Day in Brewton and East Brewton with volunteers planning a vast clean up effort.
As residents in these communities, we should make every effort to keep trash and debris from being a problem. However, for those who have no conscious when it comes to throwing out drink cups, food wrappers and the like along our streets and highways, those with a love for cleanliness must take action.
Several groups have joined forces to see that the most area is cleaned on Saturday.
We applaud the efforts of the Youth Leadership Class of Brewton, the Quality for Life Committee and officials in Brewton and East Brewton.
These groups see the need to clean up the community and surrounding areas and have made every effort to see that the needed work is done. These volunteers have planned to begin their day at the Brewton City Park and cover areas in the Brewton-East Brewton area.
A second group, known as the &#8220Clean Up for Cancer” team will be taking on major roadways that lead into Brewton as their area of work. That group will be working on April 28 as part of the Relay for Life event.
As members of these volunteer groups have pointed out the need to eliminate unsightly waste along our roadways, we also see the need for a clean-up crew in our area.
We encourage residents in and surrounding Brewton and East Brewton to make an effort this Saturday as Earth Day is recognized.
A clean community is a magnet for clean business and growth.

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