IN PICTURES: 6 YEAR OLD UNITES VOLUNTEERS FOR MARATHON CLEANUP DAY

In May, 6-year-old Landry Sayer petitioned the Marathon City Council to “Stop Trashing Marathon!” Sick of seeing litter piled up on the side of the road during her daily walks with her dog, Landry filmed a video demonstrating the extent of the problem to present at the council meeting. Mayor Luis Gonzalez pledged to organize a city-wide cleanup, and on Sept. 25, the community helped Gonzalez follow through on his promise during the inaugural Landry Sayer Clean the Curb day. Teaming up with Sheriff Rick Ramsay, Marathon Fire Chief John Johnson, and their respective staffs, dozens of volunteers began at Coco Plum beach at 7:30 a.m. before moving to the neighborhoods behind Bealls Outlet and the east end of Aviation Blvd. From run-of-the-mill litter like single-use plastics and paper waste to larger items such as electrical boxes and intact tires, the sheriff’s office trucks were piled high with trash collected by the cleanup task force.

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