On March 11, the Dukes County sheriff’s office led a clean-up of roadside litter along the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road. Dukes County sheriff Robert Ogden and special sheriff James Neville joined justice-involved individuals and correction officers in the effort to care for the Island’s ecosystem. They removed more than 30 industrial-sized bags of litter from the roadside brush.

Following the cleanup, Sheriff Ogden is reminding local residents of the importance of covering truck loads. He notes that much litter comes from open bed vehicles carrying uncovered loads of trash to the dump, flying out and covering our roads. Massachusetts laws impose fines of no less than $50 and up to $200 for littering.