OCONEE, CO, SC (WSPA) – Wednesday, the nonprofit Keep Oconee Beautiful Association, or KOBA, will start its second annual month long anti-litter campaign ‘One Bag At A Time’.
Oconee county residents are told to pick up litter in their communities and post pictures of their clean up efforts to social media, using the hashtags: #keepoconeebeautiful #kobasc.
Starting March 1st until March 31st participants will be eligible, every week, for a free pizza if their picture is chosen by KOBA.
Executive Director, Danielle Pankuch, said the purpose of this event, like all of KOBA’s activities, is to get the community involved in caring about the world around them. Pankuch added that rewards, like free pizza, give some people the extra push.
“We know there’s a problem. Be a part of the solution. Be hands on. Get your kids out there. Do it outside of your business. Maybe, get your coworkers outside with you and just be involved in the community, and cleaning it up so that it maintians its beauty,”Pankuch said.
She added that clean up can be dangerous, because you don’t know what your picking up and it’s better to be safe than sorry. It’s best to wear long pants, closed toe shoes, and gloves when picking up litter.
Additional safety tools like neon vests, gloves, trash bags, and grabber tools will be given out, for free, on Saturday, March 2nd. KOBA will host a ‘One Bag At A Time’ campaign kick off event at Walhalla Library from 10 a.m. until noon.
Those interested in learning more about Keep Oconee Beautiful Association, click here.