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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mason District community forum will address growing litter problem

Concerned about all the litter covering road ways and parks in the Mason District? Come to a community forum  sponsored by the Mason District Council and learn what can be done to address this problem.

The meeting takes place March 22, 7:30 p.m., at Peace Lutheran Church, 6362 Lincolnia Road. Speakers include Del. Kaye Kory, school board member Sandy Evans, and community activist Priscilla Weck, who organizes the annual Culmore Clean-Up.

Litter is an eyesore that attracts more litter. It sends a negative message that people who live here don’t care about our communities or the environment. And, according to the National Association of Homebuilders, the presence of litter tends to reduce property values by 7.4 percent.

The 10th Annual Culmore Clean-Up is April 28, and the annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup takes place April 24 at many locations, including Tripps Run in Mason District. 

There are several other community clean-ups planned by Mason District groups, including the Bel Air neighborhood (March 10), Sleepy Hollow (March 10 and June 9), Mason District Little League and Parklawn Civic Association (March 24), Indian Run (March 31 and April 2), and the Annandale Chamber of Commerce (April 21).

1 comment:

  1. So happy someone is doing something!