I am so proud to announce that Keep Liberty Beautiful along with Keep Savannah Beautiful, and Keep Golden Isles Beautiful received a $2,000 Litter Law Enforcement grant from Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation has a 41-year history of doing the little things that make a big difference in Georgia communities. Established as the first-ever state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in 1978 by Governor George Busbee, the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation became a 501(3)c nonprofit in 2011 and builds sustainable communities through litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, water resource management, and community greening. The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation provides support to the largest network of local affiliates in the country, and our 78 local programs represent 80% of Georgia’s population.
The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation grant will support the local enforcement of Georgia’s Comprehensive Litter Prevention and Abatement Act. The grant will fund the workshop for police officers, sheriff’s departments, highway patrol officers, code enforcement officials, judges, County Commissioners, City Mayors, and others responsible for implementing the law.
The Comprehensive Litter Prevention and Abatement Act, established in 2006, enable law enforcement to punish litter offenders with fines and/or community service. In the Litter Law Enforcement Workshop, which is being held in Liberty County, attendees will learn about the law in-depth and review situational procedures. Scott Carroll of 423 Law Enforcement and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will teach the workshop. Upon completing the workshop, attendees will have a comprehensive understanding of how to work with the court system and other officials to eradicate littering and illegal dumping.
“Eliminating litter not only improves the appearance of a neighborhood,” said Natalie Johnston-Russell, executive director of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. “It also makes it safer and more inviting to residents and business owners. Law enforcement officials are a fundamental part of this initiative, and we’re excited to provide them with tools that will help maintain beautiful, economically vibrant communities.”
The Litter Law Enforcement Workshop will take place at the Liberty County Community Complex, 9397 East Oglethorpe Hwy, Midway, and GA 31320. The workshop will be on March 12, 2020, from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
“We are so lucky to provide this Litter Law Enforcement Workshop in Liberty County,” said Karen Bell, executive director of the Keep Liberty Beautiful. “We are joining forces with Keep Savannah Beautiful, and Keep Golden Isles Beautiful to help provide our communities with the education needed for a cleaner and safer environment with Cpl. Scott, help.”
Cpl. Scott Carroll is from Leesburg, Georgia. He attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, where he received his degree in Wildlife Management. He then enrolled in the ABAC Police Academy. After completing his peace officer training, Cpl. Carroll served as a Patrol Sergeant for Leesburg Police Department for one year. He began his career with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement on January 3, 2000. Recently, Cpl. Carroll received his Professional Management Certificate from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. He teaches and instructs classes at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, GPS, and other state agencies.
For more information or to sign up for the Litter Law Enforcement Workshop, you can contact Keep Liberty Beautiful by calling (912) 880-4888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.