Give Five: Louisiana

The Osprey Initiative team was up bright and early for a Give Five project to tackle a litter hotspot in Ponchatoula Creek in Wadesboro, Louisiana. Give Five is Osprey’s commitment to giving back five percent of our gross revenues to cleanups for those interested in what we do and sites where we have Litter Gitters. […]

Bham metro is now home to 7 “litter gitter” devices thanks to the Freshwater Land Trust and partners

Last week, the Freshwater Land Trust officially launched Project Litter Gitter, installing five new litter gitter devices in Birmingham (2), Bessemer Homewood and Vestavia Hills.    The project was made possible by a EPA’s Trash-Free Waters grant, that was recently awarded to Freshwater Land Trust and partners. Project Litter Gitter According to the Freshwater Land Trust, Litter gitters are in-stream […]

Homewood installs Litter Gitter after delay due to COVID-19

Don Bates ties a knot in the rope as he connects the line of buoys to the caged floatation device of the Litter Gitter during the installation of the device in Griffin Brook along Broadway Street in Homewood on May 27. Photo credit: Erin Nelson The first Homewood Litter Gitter was installed May 27 in […]

A new solution to litter: the Trash Stash

Introducing a new solution to litter on roadways At Osprey Initiative, we’re committed to not only removing litter from our waterways, but also finding sources of litter to develop sustainable solutions. We’re proud to offer the newest solution to preventing trash and debris from making it onto our roads and into nature. Every day, trash […]

Pure River Plastic Recycling Drop-Off

How much litter are we removing from our waters? See for yourself! We delivered over 40 super sacks of pure river plastic to the Mobile County Recycling Center to be baled and shipped to a specialty materials client in New Jersey. All of these bottles came straight out of rivers during our cleanups over the […]

Great Parks installs “Litter Gitter” to reduce waste in Winton Woods Lake

View video story here. SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) – There is a new way to clean a popular local lake, and it has a pretty catchy name. Crews from Great Parks of Hamilton County and the Mill Creek Alliance installed the Litter Gitter on Winton Woods Lake. It will grab trash from the west fork […]

Homewood installs “litter gitter” in Griffin Brook

The City of Homewood installed a “litter gitter” device in Griffin Brook today near the intersection of Broadway Street and Redfern Street.   Homewood is working with Osprey Initiative, Freshwater Land Trust, and the Cahaba Riverkeeper to create a plan for cleaner local waterways.   Litter gitters are in-stream trash collection devices used to intercept floating litter from stormwater runoff. In addition to installing and […]

Give Five cleanup removes 3,000 pounds of trash

A recent cleanup led by Osprey Initiative’s field operations leader, Sam Eubanks, yielded over 3,000 pounds of trash removed from the Moody Canal drainage ditch in Homestead, Florida. The cleanup took place with two volunteers, once a week, over the course of four weeks and was part of the company’s Give Five program – a […]

Homewood purchases “Litter Gitter” device to improve beloved creeks

Click here to view the video. HOMEWOOD, Ala. —After The Freshwater Land Trust obtained a grant for Homewood to purchase a device called “Litter Gitter” to collect trash in Griffin Creek without disturbing wildlife, the City of Homewood is happy to announce it is active. Watch the video above for information on how it works […]

EPA Administrator Wheeler Continues Atlanta Trip at Proctor Creek Trash Trap

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler continued his swing through Atlanta. He kicked off his day with a visit to EPA’s Region 4 Headquarters, where he spoke to regional employees at an All Hands meeting. During the meeting, he thanked employees for the crucial work they have been doing despite the […]