Walton County residents volunteer to take on trash

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 04:25 PM.

Spring break doesn't just mean loud, late-night parties and crowded beaches. When the party's over, Walton County has to clean up.

Long time Miramar Beach resident and owner of M Public Relations, Madra Medina-McDonald, is not letting another spring break go by without some action. McDonald hopes that through a grassroots-style campaign, she can raise awareness to spring breakers by the year 2014.

"Just last week I went to the beach and it wasn't white and pretty, but layered in trash," she said. “I know that WSCO and Tourist Development Council do what they can — the TDC pays to have the trash raked off the beach every night and it's ready to be littered all over again."

McDonald is still in the early stages of the campaign and is looking for volunteers to help her reach out to the community and to Southeastern colleges. If the campaign could just reach half of the breakers, she said, it would make a difference.

"These are our beautiful beaches," she said. "How can we let them be trashed?"



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