It's still a week away, but the driving force behind the Alton City-Wide Spring Litter Clean Up is hoping to get the word out to get more volunteer participation. Alton Beautification and Clean City Committee member Carolyn Dooley invites anyone to take part in the effort to tackle high traffic areas as well as streets off the beaten path that need attention.
Groups will meet at 200 W. 3rd Street, Hellrung Park, Nuedecker Insurance and Joe K’s Restaurant at 9am next Saturday. Dooley says while they find all kinds of litter, there are certain items that are more prevalent than others.
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While there are trouble spots all over Alton, she says the areas that seem to collect the most area is West Delmar behind the Target Store, and Industrial Drive behind the Sherman-Williams paint store along the fence at the old landfill. This year's clean up will be next Saturday, April 26 at 9am. For more information, call 304-4315.