Coalition for a Cleaner County Celebrates First Anniversary

The Coalition for a Cleaner County (CCC) will celebrate its first anniversary this month. The group started meeting in March 2020 and had its first County Cleanup Day on April 25, 2020. Virginia Myers serves as the coalition chair. Members include representatives from the Amherst County Staff and representatives from The Economic Development Authority, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and community members.

In the past year:

• 40 Amherst County residents have served approximately 1500 hours.

• 50k gallons of trash have been picked up.

• 125 tires have been collected

Special thanks go out to Robbie Wright who personally served 900 hours and collected 450 fifty-gallon trash bags.

The CCC has set a goal to double the amount of trash collected in their second year. Information about clean up days and other programs are shared on the group’s Facebook Page:

Citizens interested in volunteering can also contact Virginia Myers at Amherst County Press Release.

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