Volunteers sought for litter-removal effort

Transportation officials are urging Catawba County residents to help in a statewide effort to reduce trash along roadways.

The spring 2012 Litter Sweep begins this weekend across North Carolina, as volunteers, city officials and state workers will all pick up trash on roadsides.

The big sweep is a bi-annual event driven by the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT), and local residents interested in volunteering should contact the local NCDOT office.

“The NCDOT spring Litter Sweep is a great time for North Carolinians to get involved in community beautification,” said Transportation Secretary Gene Conti. “It’s an event that allows us all to work together, taking pride in the beauty of our state’s roadsides.”

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Interested volunteers should contact the Catawba County Field Maintenance Office at 828-466-5519 to obtain cleanup supplies.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.