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 […]

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 […]

Litter Walk Challenge – Printable PDF

How can you pass the time at home, while still practicing the current social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)? A litter challenge scavenger hunt! Our team members and partners are known for going on litter walks and pickups, so we created this list to make neighborhood walks interactive and help keep […]

Litter Gitter for cleaner streams

The City of Charlotte announced a pilot program to collect and remove litter from waterways in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area using devices called Litter Gitters. The devices are small, stream litter collection devices used to intercept floating debris from storm water runoff. Partnering with the city on the project are Mecklenburg County, Envision Charlotte, Coca-Cola Consolidated, […]