By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Community News Editor

Cigarette litter is No. 1 on Keep America Beautiful’s “most picked up” list.

A group of 18 volunteers combed Blind Pass Beach and parking lots for the litter left behind by revelers during the July 4 holiday. Volunteers collected lots of “butts,” but also six bags of bottles and cans, and four large bags of litter, including assorted beach chairs, a tent, grill, a box of detonated fireworks and more during the fifth-annual Liberty Litter Cleanup sponsored by Keep Sarasota County Beautiful.

Cleanups were held at beaches and parks throughout Sarasota County. For more about the program, visit www.scgov.net/government/utilities-water/keep-sarasota-county-beautiful.

Email: eallen@sun-herald.com

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