Trash behind Family Dollar, Inner Perimeter, Valdosta, GA 2022-08-08

Bobby McKenzie wrote Monday, “I swear I’m not looking for these! I just pulled into Family Dollar by my house to get a drink….which I never do and it’s staring me in the face.

[Trash down ditch beside Family Dollar, Inner Perimeter]
Trash down ditch beside Family Dollar, Inner Perimeter

Bobby added, “Any meeting discussing ways to fix this problem MUST HAVE City Marshalls in it!”

Seems like that would be necessary, since City Marshals are supposed to enforce Valdosta’s ordinances, which include parking lot owners are supposed to have so many garbage cans per number of parking spaces, and are not supposed to let trash off their property.

This is Family Dollar #10742, at 3820 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, GA 31602. That’s next just across Barack Obama Blvd. from the old Valdosta High School. That drainage ditch appears to go towards Northway Community Church, and seems to be uphill from a row of houses on Highland Heights Lane. This trash may wash down past Newbern Middle School.

[Family Dollar, old Valdosta High School]
Family Dollar, old Valdosta High School, in the WWALS map of the Alapaha River Water Trail.

All that is in the upper watershed of Knights Creek, which drains into Mud Creek, which joins Grand Bay Creek to form the Alapahoochee River, which joins the Alapaha River in north Florida, on its way to the Suwannee River and the Gulf of Mexico.

[Family Dollar, Knights Creek]
Family Dollar, Knights Creek, in the WWALS map of the Alapaha River Water Trail.



[Drainage ditch]
Drainage ditch

[Trash in ditch]
Trash in ditch

[Trash down ditch]
Trash down ditch

[Family Dollar]
Family Dollar

For much more on the trash situation, see:

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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