As a Commissioner for Memphis City Beautiful I and several other Commissioners joined staff, and community residents the other day in a street rally against littering.
The goal is to make littering a concern to all our citizens. All too often people will toss a wrapper or can on the ground without a second thought. I bet you have seen someone throw items out the window of their car. A clean Memphis is all our responsibility so here are some things you can do to help.
- Donate to Memphis City Beautiful. Your dollars will make it possible to continue working to make our City a place to be proud to live. For information on how to donate call (901) 522-1135.
- When you see a motorist littering take their license plate number and report them to City Beautiful. We will send them a letter stating that they were seen littering and that it is against the law. We include with that letter a litter bag for their car.
Like many of you I am tired of seeing my streets, my neighborhoods, my City turned into a garbage can. This has got to STOP. If you are a member of your community association, and you should be, start a clean-up drive. Right now City Beautiful is giving awards to neighborhood organizations that hold clean-up campaigns.
If you need a guest speaker from City Beautiful to come out to your organization and talk about the ways you can take back your community just call (901) 522-1135 or email me at Milton@SMAweb.org and I will be happy to meet with your residents.