Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson launches DeKalb County District 7 cleanup

April 8, 20212min11290
Cochran-Johnson, 2021

Heavily-trafficked roadways in South DeKalb to be targeted


DECATUR, GA –This weekend, DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson will launch her annual litter initiative in which volunteers will clean up several stretches of heavily-trafficked roadways.


The DeKalb County District 7 Corridor Cleanup Initiative will kick off Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m., and will focus on cleaning up Panola Road, between Covington Highway and Thompson Mill Road. Volunteers are asked to meet at 2695 Panola Road, Stonecrest.


“During the first year of my term in office, I launched a litter cleanup project with local civic organizations,” said Cochran-Johnson. “Seeing neighborhoods collaborate with one another to invest in the beautification of their community was inspiring and I look forward to the successful completion of this venture.”


The five-week District 7 Corridor Cleanup Initiative will focus on several South DeKalb roads, taking place on the following dates:


Saturday, April 10

Panola Road, between Covington Highway and Thompson Mill Road

Meet-up location: 2695 Panola Road, Stonecrest, GA 30058


Saturday, April 17

Columbia Drive, between Rainbow Drive and Glenwood Drive

Meet-up location: 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30034


Saturday, May 1

Candler Road, between Toney Drive and Flat Shoals Road

Meet-up location: 2801 Candler Road, Decatur, GA 30034


Monday, May 10

Lavista Road, between Harobi Drive and Lavista Woods Drive

Meet-up location: 4800 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30345


Monday, May 17

Memorial Drive, between Kensington Road and Hambrick Road

Meet-up location: 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30022


Volunteers will receive masks, gloves, trash bags, reflective vests and trash pick-up sticks. Lunch will also be provided at the meet-up locations following each cleanup.


Individuals interested in volunteering should register at

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