Those of us who came to the Friday morning trash reporting cleanup at Valdosta’s Lee St. Detention POnd got some bags of trash and reported a couple of Click ‘n’ Fixes.
Y’all come this afternoon, 2PM, Sunday, October 23, 2022, for another Click ‘n’ Fix reporting and cleanup, led by Bobby McKenzie. Park at Mr. B’s IGA, 1405 N Lee St., Valdosta, GA 31601. We’ll forage for trash from there.
The goal is to stop the trash before it gets into One Mile Branch, whic flows into Sugar Creek and the Withlacoochee River. Valdosta can do what its Stormwater Permit requires and educate businesses to keep trash from escaping their parking lots. Or it can enforce Valdosta’s trash ordinances. The more people reporting such violations, the more likely something will be done.
Thanks to Mr. B for keeping the parking lot at Mr. B’s IGA pretty clean. There is room for improvement, in putting trash cans in the parking lot. He said he would consider it.
It turns out the strip of land with the drainage ditch just south of Mr. B’s IGA is owned by the City of Valdosta, and is apparently part of Vallotton Park. Reported as Seeclickfix #13594194.
Valdosta Stormwater Manager Angela Bray came by about 11 AM, and we informed her of that. And we see Valdosta Engineering (of which Stormwater is part) already: “Sent the request to George Page of VLPRA”. She said she would have twenty people cleaning up the following Friday, so we left most of that litter for her or Valdosta Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority (VLPRA).
I Click ‘n’ Fixed the parking lot drain near Vallotton Drive from Mega Mart, Quick Food Stop Inc., 1409 N Lee St, Valdosta, GA 31602. See #13594793. No action on that one yet.
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