Secure Your Load Day & Awareness Week
June 6, 2021 - June 12, 2021
All Around Athens
Trucks traveling with uncovered loads contribute to littered roadways and vehicle accidents. In an effort to reduce roadside litter and protect Athens residents, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful and the ACCGov Litter Abatement Steering Committee will celebrate National Secure Your Load Day the week of June 6th. Partners will distribute educational materials and safety resources to raise awareness of Georgia's unsecured load laws and local litter ordinances. To report littering or unsecured loads, call the Litter Hotline at 706-613-3506 or visit www.keepathensbeauitful.org.
Green Thumb Lecture Series: Drought Tolerant Gardening
Wednesday, June 9, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Online via Zoom
Join Athens-Clarke County Extension and the ACCGov Water Conservation Office online for a free, educational webinar about how to conserve water in your garden, drought tolerant gardening strategies, and recommendations for drought tolerant plants. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Register by June 8 at
www.accgov.com/gardening to be emailed the Zoom link.
2021 Litter Index
June 1, 2021 - July 16, 2021
All Around Athens
The Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful office requests assistance in completing the 2021 Litter Index. They are asking residents to complete at least one 30-minute survey using the Debris Tracker App with the Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful +UGA list. You can survey any point in Athens-Clarke County or choose one of the suggested survey sites. More in-depth instructions, a video, the suggested survey sites, and a link to download can be found at www.accgov.com/litterindex. Complete the survey on its own or survey litter as a part of any other cleanup event. Surveys should be completed by Friday, July 16.