FLORENCE, Ala. - The City of Florence is receiving statewide recognition for its environmental efforts. Every year in March, volunteers come together for a City-Wide Clean-Up Day.
They join forces to clean up the streets, parks, creeks, and even their own neighborhoods. Governor Kay Ivey noticed their hard work and she, along with People Against a Littered State (PALS) named Florence the winner of the Governor's Award City Category.
"This belongs to all of us that participated, it's not just a city thing," said David Koonce, Solid Waste, Street, and Recycling Manager. "The community really comes together and helps us; there's a lot of sponsors that help Florence do what we do in cleaning our city up and so it's nice for all of us to be recognized for trying to make a difference."