PDCCC Science Team did a fantastic job cleaning up around the retention pond behind the old Methodist Church and the pond behind old Lion State Theatre. Pictured are, from left, Roman Shields, Dr. Safianu Rabiu, Erika Albert, Jordan Hewett, Olivia Walker, Wendy Harrison, Sandra Walker, Carlie Clark, Ellen Hibbs, PDCCC President Dr. Paul W. Conco, and Anthony Holloway. -- Submitted
PDCCC Science Team did a fantastic job cleaning up around the retention pond behind the old Methodist Church and the pond behind old Lion State Theatre. Pictured are, from left, Roman Shields, Dr. Safianu Rabiu, Erika Albert, Jordan Hewett, Olivia Walker, Wendy Harrison, Sandra Walker, Carlie Clark, Ellen Hibbs, PDCCC President Dr. Paul W. Conco, and Anthony Holloway. -- Submitted

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Twelfth annual Clean Rivers Day rousing success

Published 10:26am Friday, April 26, 2013

FRANKLIN—Wow! Another successful Clean Rivers Day was attended by 175 hardy souls Saturday April 20th.

Twenty-five teams hit the ditches, streets, streams and rivers to help clean up our little piece of earth. These teams made a difference — picking up an amazing 5,745 pounds of trash and debris.

This was the 12th Clean Rivers Day event held. We had people help from as far away as Va. Beach and people as young as four years old and as old as 80 involved in the clean up.

Everybody that participated is in my book — “Defenders of the Rivers.”

The strangest item found was a woman’s tank top found by Franklin Rotary. They reported they did not find the woman!

Special thanks to Virginia Department of Transportation, City of Franklin and Southampton County for lending a helping hand, as they always do.

Here are the teams that have reported to me that they participated:

n Nottoway Indian Tribe of Va.

n PDCCC Science Team

n Boy Scout Troop 17

n Team Blohn

n Franklin Black Achievers

n Capron Baptist Church

n Croaker Canoeing

n Team Davenport

n Franklin Garden Club

n Team Hancock & Bunch

n Team Woodard

n Team Turner, Lee & Rogers

n Team Wachsmann

n Team Ashland

n Cub Scout Pack 27

n Three Rivers Bass Club

n Franklin Rotary

n Team Litman

n Nottoway Yacht Club

n Zuni Ruritans

n Team Carmean

n Team Smith

n Historic Southside Master Naturalist

n Blackwater Outfitters

n Franklin Beautification Commission

n Franklin Jr. Women’s Club

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