Savannah Riverkeeper and staff presented the Richmond County Marshal's Office with 2017's Volunteer Community Partner Award at a meeting in the Municipal Building Monday morning. The Marshal's Office mission stresses providing "citizens and visitors of Augusta-Richmond County with a clean community and safe facilities in which to live, work and play." We recognized them for their fantastic efforts this year in curbing and cleaning up tons of litter and tires; educating youth, civic and neighborhood groups and the public; coordinating with us to organize cleanup and park maintenance events; and even making the first felony arrests for illegal dumping in the county in nearly two decades.
Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus presented the signature blue shovel to the team, adding that this partnership is a great asset to the community and a great example for other city departments and nonprofits. Marshal Ramone Lamkin said that he was proud of the results and will continue working toward our shared vision for the community.
The Marshal's Office are hosting a cleanup in the Bethlehem area on Saturday, November 18 and are in need of volunteers. Click here to find out more and join in!