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Fall waterways cleanup

On Saturday, November 3, the Friends of the Appomattox River conducted a fall waterways cleanup in the Farmville area. This effort was part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Waterways Cleanup in Virginia and the Clean Virginia Waterways effort of Longwood University. The cleanup areas included portions of the Appomattox River, Gross Creek, Briery Creek Reservoir and Sandy River Reservoir. Fifteen volunteers collected approximately 979 pounds of debris which included 21 bags of glass/plastic bottles, paper, plastic bags, metal and wood. Most of the weight came from discarded wooden construction materials, PVC pipe, metal strips, carpet, floor mats, a box fan, a child’s wading pool and several auto tires. The Town of Farmville provided trash cans and proper disposal for what was collected. Volunteers are pictured, from left, Lee Woodruff, Warren Rofe, Kelli Burford (Longwood U. student), Ron Heinemann, Chuck Green, Sandy Heinemann, Tom Dennison, Marrianne Dennison, Al Lookofsky, Suzanne Crouse, Tom Crouse, Betsy Lookofsky, Faye Green, Steve Barber and Damien Fehrer. (Send “Way to Go!” photos with a description and names to WayToGo@FarmvilleHerald.com).