Nacogdoches – Be our Valentine!
Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful kicks off the 2017 Nacogdoches County Litter Index on February 14, 2017, just in time for Valentine's Day.
A litter index is a tool designed by Keep America Beautiful to visually assess the overall
appearance of communities through indicators along roadways, such as litter and illegal dumping. The Nacogdoches County Litter Index is assessed by evaluating different areas in our community, including four long routes throughout the county and ten short routes within the city of Nacogdoches. The 2016 Litter Index for Nacogdoches County rated 1.58.
This year, KNB will partner with the East Texas Jeep Club to conduct the visual analysis using a scoring system ranging from 1 to 4, with “1” being the best to “4” being the worst.
"The four county routes take volunteers along main roads as well as smaller back roads. It seemed like a perfect volunteer opportunity for the Jeep Club members," said Katie Blevins, KNB executive coordinator.
According to the Keep America Beautiful website, litter is more than just a blight on our landscape. Litter is costly to clean up, impacts our quality of life and economic development, and eventually ends up in our waterways and oceans. The Keep America Beautiful Litter Index is a step-by-step method of assessing current litter conditions which is used in thousands of communities and by municipalities nationwide. The annual results are also used to develop a local plan to change attitudes and behaviors regarding litter and related issues.