COVINGTON, OH (FOX19) -Trends are emerging now that the Urban Partnership (UP) of Covington (formerly the Covington Business Council Foundation) and its Clean and Safe program are in their third month of operation.
UP reports its crews removed 1,665 pounds of litter from the streets and sidewalks in July. Since the program began in April, 5,660 pounds of trash have been removed. The June figures were down considerably from the more than 2,300 pounds collected in May, according to UP Executive Director Pat Frew.
"There is an excellent reason for that. We are still providing the same vigilance in our coverage but we are noticing less litter. As a result we've stepped up our efforts in other areas such as graffiti removal and other project work." Two examples Frew sites are the 34 instances of graffiti eradicated in June, three times the amount removed in April. For the first time, crews also began watering flowers planted in the c