Photo courtesy of Prince William County
Local and regional waterways are being cleared of trash.
Micron Technology has donated $300,000 to Prince William County.
The funds will be used to purchase and install a Bandalong, a floating trash collector that is expected to be set up in the Neabsco Creek Watershed.
The donation is also going to be used to prepare the area and hire a contractor that will get rid of large objects, according to a release from Prince William County.
Public Works for Environmental Services Assistant Director Marc Aveni explained in a press release that the Bandalong will improve water quality.
“We look forward to piloting this technology as part of the County’s commitment to cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay,” Aveni said.
Supporting water restoration projects is included in Micron’s sustainability efforts, according to Micron Vice President and Site Executive Delbert Parks.
“This project aligns with Micron’s sustainability goals and reflects Micron’s commitment to supporting our communities,” Parks said in a release. “At the same time, Micron will invite our team members to participate in environmental volunteer activities, such as with this new project. I personally plan to get involved.”
The county will maintain the equipment and share trash removal and stream flow information with Micron.
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