Tag: Pollution

Dear Editor: In response to the “ditch garbage” letter to the editor (“Trash Pollutes Our Treasure,” March 12), the previous sheriff offered a trash cleanup work detail for inmates. I was fortunate to be part of that program in which we averaged 600-1,000 pounds of roadside garbage a day. I look...
Dear Editor: It occurs to me that, assuming we have access to a vehicle, we can get out for a drive in the beautiful country. I find, however, all the “ditch garbage” depresses me more. What is it? Accidents happen when something flies out the window, but with the best convenience...
By Linda Cicoira Replacement, repairs, and pump outs for about 30 septic systems in Northampton County watersheds between Eastville and Birdsnest will be done with an $82,500 grant awarded this week to the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission (A-NPDC). Officials said the work will reduce pollution in the Gulf, Barlow, Mattawoman, Jacobus,...
By Linda CicoiraFive of 13 health index indicators were given failing marks in the annual State of the Bay report released this week by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.Nitrogen, phosphorus, and water quality grades were down from 2016 in the pollution category. Underwater grass-es and resource lands improved...