Homewood purchases “Litter Gitter” device to improve beloved creeks

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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 and where is was installed.

The city of Homewood thanked the Osprey Initiative and FWLT for helping to improve our beloved creeks in a twitter post.

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 by Jennifer Fortier. You can view the story here.


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The patented Litter Gitter is a tactical in-stream litter collection device used to intercept floating litter from stormwater runoff. The Osprey team handles all aspects of installing and maintaining these “trash traps” and compiles data on the items caught in them, recycling as much of the litter as possible.