Sunday Trash reporting cleanup, One Mile Branch, Valdosta’s Lee Street detention pond, 2022-10-23

Second chance to learn Click ‘n’ Fix reporting and followup at multiple locations in Valdosta. Come to Valdosta’s Lee Street Detention Pond at 2 PM this Sunday, October 23, 2022. Pick up trash and get a Rivers Alive t-shirt!

More people involved will improve public health, quality of life, and eco-tourism, while providing community involvement.

We invite all Valdosta City officials, especially Stormwater Division and Public Works, to come instruct us in how it should be done.

We will start at Valdosta’s Lee Street detention pond (highlighted in the map), where the city recently installed a trash trap it made and later added a net. Since Valdosta from time to time cleans that pond out, there should not be much trash in there.

So we will forage farther afield. In addition to trash, we’re looking for trash cans in parking lots: if they’re not there, they should be according to Valdosta’s own ordinances, so you can report them missing.

[Trash trap, map, Lee St. Detention Pond, Valdosta, GA]
Trash trap, map, Lee St. Detention Pond, Valdosta, GA

We may go downstream on the Azalea City Trail across Ashley Street to Drexel Park and the VSU campus. We may go as far as Wainwright Drive to see if that manhole has ever been fixed: trash isn’t the only thing needing to be reported.

Trash or sewage flows down One Mile Branch into Sugar Creek and the Withlacoochee River, forming a health hazard to anyone near the creeks or river. Especially including children, who are naturally attracted to creeks, as Valdosta’s 2010 Stormwater Master Plan says.

All the powers that be around here want eco-tourism and better quality of life for everyone who lives here. Come learn some ways you can help with those worthy goals.

Event: facebook,

When: 2 PM, Sunday, October 23, 2022

Put In: Valdosta’s Lee Street detention pond.
Park across Lee Street at Mr. B’s IGA, 1405 N Lee St., Valdosta, GA 31601.
Walk down the Azalea City Trail to the detention pond.

GPS: 30.84703, -83.278705

[Lee St. Detention Pond in WWALS WLRWT map]
Lee St. Detention Pond in WWALS map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT)

Bring: Cleanup materials will be provided, but if you’ve got a trash picker, bring it along. Wear sturdy clothes, including mud boots if you have them.

Get Valdosta’s Click ‘n’ Fix app for your phone. It’s linked in near the top of Valdosta’s own website,

Make yourself an account on where you can see all previous reports, including yours.

Don’t worry: we’ll show you how.

Free: This outing is free to everyone!

We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!

Duration: 2 hours

Host: Bobby McKenzie

Contact: Bobby McKenzie

Backup: in case of bad weather is: Cancel

Trash: For much more about the trash situation, see:

More: For more WWALS outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS outings web page, WWALS members also get an upcoming list in the Tannin Times newsletter.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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