Spring waterways clean-up held

Published 10:39 am Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Friends of the Appomattox River (FAR) Annual Spring Waterways Clean-up was held Saturday in conjunction with The Big Event at Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC).

Pictured are, from left, Lee Woodruff, Damien Fehler, Mark Kernohan, Sam Wilson, Al Lookofsky and Betsy Lookofsky.

According to a release, the volunteers removed litter from the Appomattox River, Buffalo Creek, Gross Creek, Briery Creek Reservoir, Sandy River Reservoir and Wilck’s Lake.

Fifteen FAR members and five (H-SC) students collected 35 bags of trash, totaling approximately 700 pounds.

“In addition, other items collected included barbed wire fencing, a bicycle, plastic auto grille, a 30-gallon trash can, plastic bucket, a plastic CD storage tower and 10 auto tires for a grand total of approximately 916 pounds of trash. The Town of Farmville provided trash receptacles and disposal,” organizers said.