Florida enlists athletes in anti-litter campaign

By Associated Press
Published On: Apr 28 2014 11:40:14 AM EDT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

The Florida Department of Transportation is enlisting professional athletes as part of a new anti-litter campaign.

The campaign launched Friday will include Jacksonville Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Mike James, golfer Kenny Knox and NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse Jr. will take part in the campaign.

The department is calling the effort "Drive It Home ... Keep Our Paradise Litter Free." It will use television, radio, newspaper ads and billboards to encourage people to properly dispose of trash.

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