APPLE VALLEY — Apple Valley residents and several scout troops will be out in force on Saturday to clean up roadside litter along the streets of the popular lake community.
Girl Scout Troops 519 and 2857 and Cub Scout Troop 344 and their adult leaders will be patrolling Apple Valley Drive. Residents, part of the “Adopt Your Street” program, will be cleaning unsightly roadside trash from their neighborhood streets. This is the fourth year of the spring litter clean up.
In conjunction with the Knox County Recycling and Litter Prevention program, this annual Apple Valley effort rewards scouts with a modest per-trash-bag cash donation from Knox County. Scouts and residents who participate will also participate in a “thank you” pizza party and indoor swim night on May 5 at the community’s Floral Valley Center.
As in past years, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Danville Station 2 Fire Department will be providing extra patrols in Apple Valley on Saturday to alert local drivers of the need for slow and safe driving that day.
According to Randy Canterbury, Knox County Recycling and Litter Prevention manager, roadside trash is most visible in spring before grass and weeds grow and begin to conceal it.