The last Northland Area Business Association SR-161 Task Force Cleanup Day along East Dublin-Granville Road takes place Saturday, Nov. 7.

The last Northland Area Business Association SR-161 Task Force Cleanup Day along East Dublin-Granville Road takes place Saturday, Nov. 7.

It isn't by accident that the final 2015 event to remove trash and debris along the road takes place so soon after Election Day, according to NABA President Dave Cooper.

As William Logan, coordinator of the Northland Community Council Code Task Force, pointed out at the NCC's Nov. 3 session, supporters of political candidates showed remarkable restraint in posting signs in the public right of way prior to Election Day.

Then they "threw all caution to the wind" and plastered campaign signs all over the place the night before Nov. 3, he said.

The Saturday policing of one of the community's main corridors runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers willing to help should report to the Sharon Woods Center, located behind the Jiffy Lube at 1800 E. Dublin-Granville Road, to be issued bags, gloves, safety vests and pickup tools. They should wear brightly colored clothing and waterproof footwear.

Removing trash from the shoulders and culverts along SR-161 keeps these materials from being shredded when city mowing crews come through.

The ongoing project is presented by the NCC Landscaping and Beautification Committee with the support of Keep Columbus Beautiful, the Northland Area Business Association and the NABA SR-161 Task Force.

For more information, contact Cooper at 614-888-2201 or email cleanupday@myncc.org.