Cleaning up Newberry in the Great American Clean Up

By Andrew Wigger - awigger@newberryobserver.com
Freddie Wingard and Dell Rowe, city public works staff work as part of the Great American Cleanup. - Elyssa Haven | For The Newberry Observer
Dell Rowe, city staff, picks up trash along Louis Rich Road as part of the Great American Cleanup. - Elyssa Haven | For The Newberry Observer
Joseph Berry, district coordinator with the Newberry Soil and Water Conservation District, has supplies ready to go for volunteers to pick up litter. - Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer
Benny Havird, city staff, picks up trash along Louis Rich Road as part of the Great American Cleanup. - - Elyssa Haven | For The Newberry Observer
The City’s Public Works department had signs alerting the public they would be walking to pick up litter. - - Elyssa Haven | For The Newberry Observer
From left to right, City Councilman David Force, Mayor Foster Senn and City Councilman Thomas Louis Boyd picked up litter this afternoon along Highway 219. - - Elyssa Haven | For The Newberry Observer

NEWBERRY — Toward the end of March, the Newberry Soil and Water Conservation District along with Keep Newberry County Beautiful held their first Great American Clean Up for 2018.

During the event volunteers were encouraged to help clean up litter in areas of the City of Newberry. During the day members of the City of Newberry’s Public Works Department picked up areas on Nance, Evans, Wise, Johnstone and College Streets, as well as Louis Rich Road. Mayor Foster Senn along with David Force and Thomas Louis Boyd, city councilmen, also joined in, picking up along Highway 219. Volunteers from Newberry College also pitched in to help clean up parts of the city.

District Coordinator Joseph Berry submitted data from the day to Keep America Beautiful. There were 10 areas that were cleaned/improved, 450 pounds of garbage was collected, five acres of parks, public land, playgrounds, trails were cleared or improved, 25 miles of streets, roads, and highways cleaned and beautified and there were 50 volunteers in total.

“Overall, we had a pretty good turn out and effective event,” Berry said.

This was just the first clean up for Keep Newberry County Beautiful, there will be another Great American Clean Up in the coming months.

Freddie Wingard and Dell Rowe, city public works staff work as part of the Great American Cleanup.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_Freddie-Wingard-and-Dell-Rowe.jpgFreddie Wingard and Dell Rowe, city public works staff work as part of the Great American Cleanup. Elyssa Haven | For The Newberry Observer

Dell Rowe, city staff, picks up trash along Louis Rich Road as part of the Great American Cleanup.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_Dell-Rowe.jpgDell Rowe, city staff, picks up trash along Louis Rich Road as part of the Great American Cleanup. Elyssa Haven | For The Newberry Observer

Joseph Berry, district coordinator with the Newberry Soil and Water Conservation District, has supplies ready to go for volunteers to pick up litter.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_DSC_0316.jpgJoseph Berry, district coordinator with the Newberry Soil and Water Conservation District, has supplies ready to go for volunteers to pick up litter. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Benny Havird, city staff, picks up trash along Louis Rich Road as part of the Great American Cleanup.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_DSC07733.jpgBenny Havird, city staff, picks up trash along Louis Rich Road as part of the Great American Cleanup. Elyssa Haven | For The Newberry Observer

The City’s Public Works department had signs alerting the public they would be walking to pick up litter.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_DSC07738.jpgThe City’s Public Works department had signs alerting the public they would be walking to pick up litter. Elyssa Haven | For The Newberry Observer

From left to right, City Councilman David Force, Mayor Foster Senn and City Councilman Thomas Louis Boyd picked up litter this afternoon along Highway 219.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_DSC07751.jpgFrom left to right, City Councilman David Force, Mayor Foster Senn and City Councilman Thomas Louis Boyd picked up litter this afternoon along Highway 219. Elyssa Haven | For The Newberry Observer

By Andrew Wigger

awigger@newberryobserver.com

Reach Andrew Wigger at 803-276-0625 ext. 1867 or on Twitter @ TheNBOnews.

Reach Andrew Wigger at 803-276-0625 ext. 1867 or on Twitter @ TheNBOnews.