For the third year in a row, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant staff have assisted Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful in the completion of a community litter index for Glynn County. A litter measurement tool, the Keep America Beautiful Litter Index enables the organization’s affiliates to utilize trained scorers to assess the visual impact litter has on their communities. The results allow affiliates to quickly and reliably assess the litter situation in their communities with the aim of achieving long-term sustainable results. The litter index data helps determine the types of litter prevention and community improvement programs to implement locally.

Glynn County’s index results are utilized by Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful, Keep America Beautiful, Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, Glynn County government and the City of Brunswick. Lisa Gentit, Ray Bodrey and Kevin Brooks of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant participated in the project.