Clemson Extension helps clean up Greenwood County

By Diane Palmer

More than 100,000 pounds of litter have been cleared from public roads in Greenwood County since the Pitch In Litter Task Force was formed more than five years ago.

“Litter has a serious negative effect on the economy,” said Ernest Church, Clemson Extension community development agent. He and Bob Bentley, former editor of the Greenwood Index Journal, worked with volunteers to create the task force.

In addition, Church coordinated an Adopt-A-Highway program with the Probation and Parole Office and the litter officer for the county. “This collaboration has led to a tremendous boast in litter removal,” he said.

For information: Ernest Church, 803-637-3161,