Dan Gerbitz of rural Augusta, a plumber by trade, turned into cleanup man for a while  earlier this week after he discovered several trash bags dumped in the Four Mile Creek, near his home.

At first, he was amused by the incident which he suspects is the residue of a graduation party, but then he thought about problems the bags might cause for him and his neighbors if he allowed them to float downstream.

He began a cleanup effort.

 


Dan Gerbitz of rural Augusta, a plumber by trade, turned into cleanup man for a while  earlier this week after he discovered several trash bags dumped in the Four Mile Creek, near his home.
At first, he was amused by the incident which he suspects is the residue of a graduation party, but then he thought about problems the bags might cause for him and his neighbors if he allowed them to float downstream.
He began a cleanup effort.
The partyers had put their trash - articles of clothing, bottles, cigarettes, leftover foods, and cans - in bags clearly marked “Keep El Dorado Clean.”
“We were able to retrieve a lot of the bags with a boat. There was probably 10 to 15 bags,” he said.
Gerbitz also called the county sheriff’s office to photograph and document the incident.
“A sheriff’s officer did come out and get pictures of the evidence and found a name and address within the bags,” said Gerbitz.
He asked us to leave the bags, he was going to the address to talk to them. 
“We checked around dark and the bags were gone. The sheriff officer said he would let us know what he finds out. My guess is he found the person, or the bags would still be there.”
The investigation is continuing.