A "Litter Lookout" volunteer will report littering motorists by filling out a report sheet and calling, faxing or mailing it in to Keep Lee County Beautiful (KLCB). The litterer is identified by the vehicle tag number and is sent a letter of reminder that littering is illegal and unsightly.
How it works.
- Upon witnessing a motorist littering, the volunteer completes the report form and sends it in to KLCB.
- KLCB enters the information from the report form into a database. The identity of the volunteer always is kept confidential.
- Periodically, KLCB sends the database printout to the tax collector's office, whereby the names and mailing addresses of the offenders are filled in.
- The completed database printout is returned to KLCB and letters are sent to the offenders (copy attached).
Now seriously, folks.
This process seems to get results. Although KLCB does not actually have enforcement powers, it is surprising how many offenders call and want to know "how to pay the fine" or otherwise "set the record straight."
Best of all.
One of the program's strongest points is the participation of private citizens in working to keep their community clean. In an age when there is a prevalent feeling that there is "nothing I can do," this gives the individual empowerment to "do something" about litterbugs and the thoughtless actions of others.
How you can help...
If you would like more information on becoming one of our "Litter Lookout" volunteers, please send an email with "Litter Lookout" in the subject and include your name, address and phone number to KLCB32@CS.COM or give us a call at 239-334-3488.