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Letter: NDZs culmination of decade of work

Editor, Gazette Journal:

Regarding your article about the Sarah Creek and Perrin River No Discharge Zones (NDZs) in the July 28, 2022 issue, I would like to call attention to the concerted effort over many years by Gloucester volunteers in the process to obtain the Gloucester NDZ designations.

The volunteers assisted in coordinating between the Gloucester Board of Supervisors, the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that culminated in the adoption of the NDZs.

The Gloucester Go Green Committee, and its current-day incarnation, the Gloucester Clean and Green Committee, consists of volunteers who advise the Gloucester Board of Supervisors and county staff and conducts research, does analysis and recommends methods for the county to promote and implement green/sustainable practices within Gloucester.

The Gloucester NDZs were first proposed to the board of supervisors by the founding members of Go Green, to open...

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