Virginia State Delegate Scott Surovell knows first-hand how pulluted and impaired some of the creeks, streams and rivers in the 44th District are. In fact, a recent report by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) regarding Mount Vernon and Lee’s rivers and streams has prompted Delegate Surovell to sponsor a cleanup of Upper Little Hunting Creek in the area west of where it flows east under Route 1.
“I walked the creek last week in the creek I and saw hundreds of bottles and plastic bags, over 20 discarded shopping carts, two mattresses, chairs, tables, a scooter and other trash.” stated Delegate Surovell. In the EPA report and according to a Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s analysis, every embayment and stream monitored in the 44th District violated state water quality standards.
Read more about the watershed conditions in the 44th District and how you can get involved with the cleanup effort at http://mountvernon.patch.com/articles/virginia-deq-lee-and-mount-vernon-s-streams-and-rivers-are-polluted