'Clean The Bay Day' Held In Farmville

Published 3:05 pm Thursday, June 20, 2013

On Saturday, June 1, eleven members of the Friends of the Appomattox River, the Friends of High Bridge Trail State Park and Park staff participated in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's “Clean the Bay Day.” Over 500 pounds of trash and tires were removed from a 500 foot section of the river downstream of the Rt. 45 Bridge.

This was the 25th year the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has conducted the “Clean the Bay Day” event. The local Appomattox River clean-up was one of hundreds conducted within the 64,000 square mile watershed that drains into the Chesapeake Bay.

Litter is only the visible pollution degrading our waterways. More widespread and harmful are unseen pollutants – toxic chemicals, nutrients, bacteria and sediments – that run off the land into the streams and rivers draining into the Bay. Be a conservationist yourself by properly disposing of trash, recycling, reducing water use, using fertilizers and pesticides sparingly, and not flushing unused medicines or chemicals down the drain.

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For more information on what you can do to Save the Bay, visit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's website at www.cbf.org/getinvolved