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Clean Gloucester Day to be held March 18

Plans are well underway for the seventh annual Clean Gloucester Day, which will be held throughout the county from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 18.

“This year, we’ve set a goal for 650 volunteers,” Clean Community Coordinator Rene Moring said; as of mid-January, about 70 people had signed up to volunteer for the cleanup.

Last year, 587 volunteers participated in Clean Gloucester Day, which Moring said is a way to spruce up the county before the many visitors arrive for the Daffodil Festival, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2. Saturday, March 25 has been set aside as the rain date.

“Practice stewardship in Gloucester and help make your community the most pristine county in Virginia,” a Clean Community flyer said.

Many people clean up along roads, Moring said. However public places such as parks are also a good place for younger participants like Scouts to pick up litter without the traffic. Anyone under age 18 must be under adult super...

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