LBWCC leads local 'Clean Home Alabama' event
November 14, 2019
LBW Community College in Andalusia recently participated in a statewide effort to beautify the state through the Alabama Community College System’s “Clean Home Alabama” initiative.
“We had an outstanding turnout of students and staff over the course of three afternoons,” said LBWCC Acting President Bryan Helms. “Working with the Alabama People Against a Littered State (ALPALS), LBWCC adopted a mile of U.S. Hwy. 84 that runs directly in front of the Andalusia campus. We also adopted the nature trail that surrounds the campus and used by so many members of the community.”
On the first day, LBWCC Dean of Student Affairs Jason Jessie said the effort was to pick up trash along the west portion of the adopted mile.
“We had 14 volunteers that collected 14 bags of litter,” said Jessie. “The next day, we cleaned the east portion of the mile with 25 volunteers who collected 23 bags of litter.”
The final day of the event was focused on the nature trail and had the largest turnout of volunteers, he said.
“We had 44 volunteers that collected 21 bags of litter along the LBWCC nature trail.”
The three-day clean-up effort by LBWCC was among numerous events throughout the state by all community colleges, said Helms.
“Chancellor Jimmy Baker worked with Gov. Kay Ivey to launch the ACCS ‘Clean Home Alabama’ initiative to help maintain ‘Alabama the Beautiful’ during the state’s bicentennial year. LBWCC was proud to be a part of this important effort.”