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Northumberland County Anti-Litter Committee begins enacting action plan

Earth Day celebration

The Northumberland County Anti-Litter Committee will host an informational table at the Heathsville Farmers Market Earth Day observance on April 16 at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 7203 Monument Place, Heathsville. Committee members invite visitors to share ideas on combating litter. Information also will be available on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s “Adopt a Highway” program. The Earth Day celebration is sponsored by the Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship.


HEATHSVILLE—The Northumberland board of supervisors in February approved an anti-litter plan proposed by the county’s anti-litter committee.

The committee members include chairman Mary Martha Stewart of Wicomico Church, Arthur Carver, Clarence Dameron, Glenda Lowery, Barbara Rountrey, George Beckett, Gail Kenna and board liaison Stuart McKenzie.

Throughout 2021, the committee met monthly and heard from speakers whose work and interests relate to recycling, litter, education, laws and environment, reported Kenna. The persons who shared information and insights represented the Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District, Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship, Northumberland Public Schools, Keep America Beautiful, Northumberland County Sheriff’ s Office, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Virginia Department of Transportation and Waste Management of Virginia.

Stewart and the committee are grateful to those who gave a Wednesday evening of their time to….

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