Malia Thomas, reporter for the Valdosta Daily Times, and Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman toured many of the same Valdosta trash locations we visited three months earlier. Most of them did not seem what you might call fixed.
There is some progress on Valdosta’s chronic trash problem,
such as the three trash traps (thanks, City Engineer Ben O’Dowd and Stormwater Manager Angela Bray) and the
notices sent to parking lot owners
by City Marshalls (thanks, Community Protections Manager Anetra Riley),
but there is also much more room for improvement.
Apparently some of those notices have not had much effect yet,
and more trash traps are needed, as well as other measures.
Needless to say, WWALS and the usual citizens are still watching and speaking up. Continue reading