Dothan Gets Support from National Organization

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A nationwide non-profit organization, Keep America Beautiful accepted a local group of similar intentions.

Keep the Wiregrass Beautiful joined nearly 1000 community affiliates and organizations on Thursday as a part of Keep America Beautiful, where around three million volunteers come together to pick up where others have not.

"Keep America Beautiful is currently working with over 1000 communities across the country to address not just the symptoms of the problem, but to really address that behavioral issue," said Cecile Carson, with the Keep America Beautiful organization.

For the most part, Dothan had little problems with widespread litter, but there are some sore spots where property owners might need to make some changes.

"We have to get homeowners and property owners to get involved, cleaning up their property. But, the biggest thing we have to do is educate the public," said Mayor Pat Thomas. "I think if you raise the bar and say litter is not going to be tolerated you can change the face of the community, you can change the face of the Wiregrass."

"I think we can become more aware of litter in our community and management of waste and communication. We're going to work together and make this thing really improve the community that we live in," adds Marylin Adams, director of Keep Wiregrass Beautiful.

If you want to get involved with Keep Wiregrass Beautiful, you can contact Cynthia Green at 792-0022, Extension 308.

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