A total of 32 volunteers collected 80 bags of trash from area roadways Saturday in the February PATH Trash Walk.
Lake Martin Resource Association President John Thompson who worked with Prosperity Again Through Health to organize the cleanup said the amount of area covered by the group was impressive.
"The event was an overwhelming success," Thompson said. "The group was able to clean 95 percent of both sides of Highway 229 and Highway 50 from Highway 63 to Martin Dam.
"They also got to a portion of Highway 63 near The Amphitheater as well as some county roads leading to Lake Martin."
Even though the amount of trash that was collected was massive, Thompson said volunteers discovered a massive illegal dumpsite that will require extensive work to clean up. The site is on Highway 229 near Ridgeway Road.
"The dump is much too big for a few volunteers and will require some able bodied manpower to clean it up," Thompson said. "We are in the process of determining who owns the property."
During this event volunteers got a little something extra for their effort.
"The group of community volunteers enjoyed a delicious breakfast before the cleanup and a great hot dog cookout at the conclusion which was graciously provided by Reubin and Jackie Thornton, owners of Dirt Road Gourmet," Thompson said.
Thompson is already planning for the March PATH Trash Walk.
The March walk will be held on Saturday, March 11 on Elkathatchee Road and will be hosted by Kenneth and Mary Lyman Boone.
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