How picking up trash will improve our waters
'Block Litter' is a campaign to get more people to pick up trash, because it's about a lot more than keeping the community looking great.
Onondaga County Exec Joanie Mahoney, on Weekend Today in Central New York on Saturday morning, said the campaign is co-sponsored by the county's Save The Rain initiatve and the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, and is aimed at improving water quality. She point out that 98% of trash that makes its way to local waterways is street-born litter, so picking it up before it gets into the storm/sewer system will help improve Onondaga Lake and other nearby waterways.
The campaign asks residents to take a pledge (at www.blocklitter.com) to clean up trash, and then post pictures at #BlockLitter to encourage others.