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Louisa County Conservation to hold clean up for critters Nov. 7

Louisa County residents can help keep critters safe from litter harm and beautify the community by participating in a litter clean up Saturday, Nov. 7 from 1–4 p.m. Louisa County Conservation in cooperation with Louisa Regional Solid Waste Agency has teamed up to create this opportunity to make a positive difference in the community. Volunteers will meet at the Louisa County Conservation office, 12635 Co Rd G56 on the day of the clean up between 1-2 p.m. to choose a public site, gather supplies and head out to clean up Louisa County.

Litter causes many problems for the critters in the community, especially along rivers. Bottles can become death traps for small critters seeking food and water. Balloons and plastic bags can be mistaken for food by livestock and other animals causing painful intestinal blockage or death. Fishing line and 6-pack rings cause entanglement issues. Even a small item like a cigarette butt can cause harm. We know it may not be your litter, but it is our earth. We can all choose to make our earth a safer place for our critter friends. One way is to pick up litter.

No registration is required. Supplies provided include trash bags and latex gloves. The conservation office has a few bright orange vests to lend but participants are encouraged to wear orange or neon. Also bring a water bottle, sturdy shoes, and work gloves.

This event is made possible by support from the Community Foundation of Louisa County and Bridgestone’s Tires4ward program. For more information about this event, visit LouisaCountyConservation.org or find the group on Facebook. Contact Laura Semken at 319-523-8381 or email lsemken@louisacountyia.gov for questions.