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Northern Virginia Delegate to Sponsor Cleanup

[caption id="attachment_744" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Delegate Scott Surovell"][/caption] 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...

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In Charlottesville, DEQ Briefs Localities on Quality of Area Streams

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Tara Sieber of the DEQ stands in front of a map depicting impaired streams"][/caption] The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality hired experts from Virginia Tech's Biological Systems Engineering Department to help assess the levels of pollutants in Lodge Creek, Meadow Creek, Moores Creek and Schenks Branch (all considered impaired channels by DEQ since they are not healthy environments for aquatic life) as well as throughout the watershed. How much sediment flows through Moore's Creek annually? Follow the link to Charlottesville Tommorrow's coverage to find out.

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