More than 200 volunteers, including the Memorial Drive Merchant’s Association in partnership with DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis; Commissioners Sharon Barnes Sutton, Kathie Gannon and Stan Watson; and State Reps. Michele Henson and Karla Drenner, spent Saturday picking up litter along a three-mile stretch of Memorial Drive.
The Memorial Drive Community Cleanup Day began at Georgia Perimeter College, and by the end of the day, 8,560 pounds of litter were removed from the roadway. The event was coordinated through the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment and Keep DeKalb Beautiful.
Nearly half of the volunteers were Georgia Perimeter College students.
“The involvement from our citizen stakeholders is what makes the difference,” said CEO Ellis. “The collaboration of residents and businesses working along side the county is how we realize positive wholesale change.”