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The Assign-A-Highway Program assigns non-violent
probationers to pick litter on various state-maintained Northern Neck
roads. Probationers can thus fulfill their community-service obligations.
District courts in Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland
Counties participate in the program, which was created in January 2007.
INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY EVENT
In conjunction with International Coastal
Cleanup day and Clean Virginia Waterways, a shoreline cleanup was performed
by court-assigned, community-service probationers at two Northern Neck
locations on September 21st and 28th, 2013.
Probationers in the “Assign-A-Highway”
program administered by the Northern Neck Planning District Commission
held a cleanup on the Potomac River shoreline at Westmoreland State
Park in Westmoreland County and Windmill Point landing in Lancaster
Over one thousand litter items were picked
up on just one half mile of the Potomac River shoreline (sample above).
The vast majority of litter removed from both areas was plastic litter,
including 150 bottle tops, 200 cigarette filters and 375 small pieces
For more information call Ben Lewis, Litter
control Coordinator at 313-8481 or visit our website at www.nnpdc.org.