Back in the Spring, we gave away a parcel of grants to deserving groups and organizations across Virginia for their programs to address litter prevention, cigarette litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction, beautification, and education. Thanks to some help from our friends at Altria and MeadWestvaco, instead of a single grant each day, we were able to give out 35 grants over thirty days.
One of those recipients was Friends of the Rappahannock. They had a well-developed plan to hold a minimum of five cleanups in and around their part of the Rappahannock River.
And they just completed a doozy.
Partnering with the City of Fredericksburg and the University of Mary Washington, they started with graffiti removal – not just along the river, but IN IT!
That guy you see in the wetsuit wielding a power washer like an anti-graffiti light saber is their programs manager Bryan Hoffman.
They’re not done yet, though. They have a HUGE cleanup on September 9th. It will cover multiple sites along the river, and spread through Fredericksburg and the neighboring counties. If you’re in the area, you should give them a hand – both figuratively and literally!