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Litter Patrol

Litter Patrol


I found the Seminole Heights Litter Patrol by chance.  I was cruising Facebook to see what was happening here in the ‘hood.  And there it was: LITTER PATROL!

Back in September of this year, Derek Sassman created the group because, as he puts it, “I’m tired of looking at all the litter.  There’s just too much of it.”  An unassuming fellow, Derek made his case to folks he thought would be interested in helping.

Ella’s pitched in and offered use of their parking lot, garbage bags and gloves.  The City — through the auspices of Tampa’s Clean City division — has contributed ten litter grabbing sticks, reflective vests, and heavy duty garbage bags for the patrol’s efforts. (Thank you Mike Peterson from The City of Tampa Clean City division!)  They even dropped off the supplies at Derek’s house!

Derek posts on Facebook when he’s going out to pick up litter.  He and the gang patrol the streets most Sunday mornings.  He says that strolling about Seminole Heights bagging litter is relaxing.  In an hour he picks up 20 or more pounds of refuse.  If you follow his site you’ll see pics of the booty!  This week, Derek came by the clinic and beautified Central Ave.  In less than an hour he bagged around 30 pounds.

Part of Derek’s motivation is to help improve the quality of life in Seminole Heights and encourage small businesses to open up here.  We’re all for that.  We love our local businesses and gathering spots. And we love the civic minded folks of Seminole Heights.  GO DEREK!

You can help in a number of ways …

  • follow Seminole Heights Litter Patrol on Facebook
  • join the crew by hitting the pavement Sunday mornings
  • read the newsletter he and Kimberly his wife are publishing
  • wave when you drive by and see your neighbors on the streets making a difference, making Seminole Heights beautiful!

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