Removing 100 tons and what'd you get
The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce’s Beautification Committee is excited to announce that over 100 tons of trash has been removed from county roadways since 2011. This milestone was achieved during the 2nd Quarter event held on June 4th, 2016. “Most campaigns such as this have a lifespan of one to 2 years before losing momentum. I am extremely proud to say that the volunteers from Laurens County have taken a stand, made a commitment and are changing the landscape of our community” said Greg Alexander, President & CEO of the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce.
The Beautify Laurens County Committee which was established in 2010 as a permanent committee of the Chamber created a 4 part Action Plan which consists of Volunteer Community Quarterly Pickups (100 Tons removed to date), Education (now in year 4 of Team Ecology program), Enforce violations and Beautify (key intersections and Gateways) by planting shrubs, flowers & trees & landscaping. The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Laurens County Sheriffs Department, County of Laurens Administration, City of Clinton Administration, Clinton Public Safety, City of Laurens Administration, Laurens Police Department, Main Street Laurens, Town of Gray Court and citizens in Waterloo, Cross Hill, Joanna, Kinards and Ft. Inn to get tough on violators who continue to trash our community. Each of these agencies and municipalities have implemented programs to pick up trash (left by others), educate their children and citizens, and even warn violators of the consequences of unlawfully throwing out their garbage for others to pick up. We are now banning together and Saying “No More” to violators! If you get caught by law enforcement within any jurisdiction of the County; you will be fined! However, we ARE working together so guilty parties have no place inside our community to dump on, Anymore.
If we want new jobs, more residents, new housing and more retail stores, we must clean up Laurens County. “As leaders from other communities have traveled to Laurens County over the past year, several have committed on how much cleaner our main thoroughfares look and want to know our secret,” added Alexander. As the Chamber motto states; Together, We Can…And Will.