Volunteers were out at Powell’s Creek and Neabsco Creek in Woodbridge working on a stream cleanup.
“If we do not have clean streams, we cannot have good quality water…in Prince William, we need more awareness around our streams. So we need more folks to join us for this awareness, keeping your trash in good shape, and managing your litter well will be a good thing for the county,” said Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District Water Quality Monitoring/Adopt-A-Stream Coordinator Veronica Tangiri.
40 to 50 volunteers, made up of individuals, community groups and Boy Scout Troops worked side-by-side to clean up trash and debris from the area around the creeks.
“We came here, a group of 11 Scouts and six adults, today to just take part in the cleanup, so the Scouts could earn conservation hours,” said Boy Scouts Troop 317 Leader Brian Driver.
Tangiri said that the group was able to stop 5,800 pounds of trash from reaching the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay, collecting 182 litter bags, 46 tires, 2 propane tanks, and other items.
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