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Cigarette butts collected from downtown streets


April 27, 2017

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Helping with Cigarette Butt Cleanup Day were: (Back row) Alice Neidiffer, Katie Yeckley, Andy Yeckley, Ryan Perkins, (bottom row) Emelia Yeckley, Lily Yeckley, and Tristan Yeckley. Linda Slaght is not pictured but also helped pick up cigarette butts.

A small cadre of volunteers picked up cigarette butts for two hours last Saturday. The collection effort brought in 3.5 lbs. of cigarette waste and filled 6-plastic containers.

Sponsored by Petersburg Indian Association's Quit Tobacco program, the clean up areas started at the Park & Rec facility and continued to Nordic Drive, Sing Lee Alley, 1st and 2nd streets to the library and around Petersburg Medical Center. Areas that were heavily soiled with cigarette litter were around the Harbor Bar and Kito's Kave.

The clean up project was a part of Kick Butts Day which is organized by the...

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