On Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in the early-morning hours, members of the Lee County Commission, county employees, citizens of the Loachapoka community and nearly 50 cadets from Auburn University ROTC programs met to clean litter from roadways in the Loachapoka community.  The volunteers were able to pick up 71 bags of litter and trash from the southern portion of Lee Road 188, south of Alabama Highway 14 and adjacent roads.

Commissioner Richard LaGrand has been working with both community members and private individuals to address the litter concerns in the area. The work with private individuals include the placing of signs in the area stating “We Take Pride in Loachapoka. Please Don’t Litter.”  In addition, the signs also warn of fines and possible prosecution for littering. Lee County would like to thank the ROTC cadets for their support and efforts as well as the citizens who came out to assist.  

Anyone wishing to coordinate a similar clean up event in their community are encouraged to contact the Lee County Environmental Services Department at (334) 737-7013.  Another available opportunity to help address litter in an area is the Adopt-A-Mile program; anyone wishing to learn more about the program can contact the Lee County Environmental Services Department for additional information.