Causeway Clean-Up 

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Congratulations to the Landings Garden Club for its ongoing project -- Diamond Causeway Cleanup.
The club has received numerous awards, including the first place Litter/Recycling/Reclamation award from National Garden Clubs.
 It also received first place awards from Deep South Region and The Garden Club of Georgia for Litter and Pollution Control.

The Diamond Causeway Cleanup project was founded by The Landings Garden Club in 1991. Under the Adopt-A-Highway
 program of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the club agreed to pick up trash four times a year along this
 two mile stretch of highway.

Today, Landings Garden club members and community volunteers pick up litter monthly from October through May, keeping
the roadway free of litter for the island’s 10,000 residents. As residents of The Landings, club members take great pride in
this ongoing project and their commitment to environmental sustainability.

The project chair for the past 10 years was Nancy Strobel, who brought together garden club members and residents
for this worthy project. She had the pleasure of working with long-time garden club member Dixie Diffenderfer,
who has volunteered for the last 20 years, and numerous other volunteers from the club and the community.
 
These ladies hope that the enthusiasm and commitment will continue. After all, these two miles are the gateway
to the beautiful island we all call home.

In the club’s continued efforts to maintain this successful project, longtime members Nancy Rosenthal, Dixie Diffenderfer, 
and Maddie Harwood will co-chair the Causeway Cleanup. On behalf of the garden club, these ladies extend an invitation
to all Landings residents to participate. The group meets at Bank of America parking lot the first Monday of the month
through May. Vests and garbage bags are provided.
For more information, contact Nancy Rosenthal (nrosent892@aol.com or 598-0411).
We hope to see you Monday, November 7 at 8 a.m.

 The causeway clean-up crew is split up into 10 groups, each assigned a zone between the drawbridge and Ferguson Avenue.  Crews search the marsh grass for refuse and stuff the rubbish in bags that are later removed by the GDOT.  Volunteers typically collect more that 30 bags of garbage each outing.