Photo courtesy of the Prince William County Service Authority
Items collected at Prince William County cleanups have been incorporated into an art installation.
The Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District and Freedom High School’s Center for Environmental & Natural Sciences (CENS) are loaning the art work to the Prince William County Service Authority (PWCSA).
It’s set up at the Raymond Spittle Building, 4 County Complex Court in Woodbridge, according to a release from the Service Authority.
Made by Angela Haseltine Pozzi from ReUPit, the five-foot piece consists of various objects, including flip flops, lighters and plastic water bottles.
“The sculpture calls attention to growing concerns about plastic pollution and microplastics in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed,” Soil & Water District Water Quality Programs Coordinator Veronica Tangiri said in a release. “The Chesapeake Bay Watershed greatly depends on surface waters and is unique in its biodiversity. I believe this educational piece of art will help stir much-needed conversations about protecting clean water for future generations, a move that needs to be community-driven like the partnership between Soil & Water District and CENS.”
Community members may find the art installation in the lobby of the Raymond Spittle Building until the 2023-24 school year starts. Then, it will go to Freedom High School before traveling to other schools and events.
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