Augusta County is Awarded a Green Grant!

Augusta County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, in Shenandoah Valley, will receive a grant award of $1000 for its Litter Prevention project.

The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for Augusta County offers first time offenders of certain non-violent criminal offenses the opportunity to volunteer for the Augusta County Litter Control Program for a specified number of hours. The program gives participants an alternative to criminal charges by working to remove roadside litter. They will track number of pre-charge participants, and their recidivism rate, as well as record the miles of road covered, and pounds of trash picked up.

Sounds like a win-win program that benefits the participants while promoting the environmental health of Augusta County!