On April 22, 1970, people across the nation worked together through grassroots efforts to beautify their communities and raise awareness about environmental stewardship on the first observance of Earth Day. Read more about the history of Earth Day, written by founder Senator Gaylord Nelson.
DeKalb County postponed its Earth Day events due to inclement weather, but Super District 7 commissioner Stan Watson along with commissioner Larry Johnson, several state representatives, local schools and subdivisions were part of an Earth Day effort Saturday to clean up Wesley Chapel, Rainbow Drive and Flat Shoals Parkway in nearby unincorporated Decatur.
State representatives Rahn Mayo, Howard Mosby, and Pamela Stephenson as well as local churches and DeKalb County were also involved in the clean up.
“I am pleased to support Earth Day and The Great American Clean Up each year, however it is important to Keep