Richmond County Public School’s sixth grade class held their cleanup on Saturday, April 18th, at the Main Street Park in Warsaw! The day was a great success thanks to the students, their teacher Patty Ptucha, and the community.

Over 60 volunteers came to walk the streets of Warsaw to pick up trash. Locations were throughout Town from Times Square to the new Little League. When the volunteers came back, bags were busting with signs, bottles, and even a car seat! All of the trash went into a trailer that was eventually filled to the rim. Back at the park, volunteers had snacks, played cornhole, and enjoyed the playground.

Richmond County’s Class of 2021 ask that you think before you litter; even something as small as a cigarette butt is hazardous to our small birds and animals. While you drive on the back roads or through town, take a second to look at the ditch and see how much you can find. Cleaning up trash is one thing that you can do to help our River. Thank you to all of our volunteers and, especially, to the sixth graders for being awesome!

This cleanup is a part of a year-long program brought to Richmond County Public School students during the sixth grade. A River Runs Through Us provides students with a hands-on learning experience that connects their daily actions with science content and the health of the Rappahannock River. The cleanup is the students’ action towards creating a healthier watershed. A River Runs Through Us is a partnership between Friends of the Rappahannock and the Three Rivers Environmental Educators including Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District, 4-H and Menokin Foundation.

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