The second annual Mathews County Plog-a-Thon will be held along Mathews County roadways and beaches on Sunday, March 20, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
According to Jan Towne, one of the organizers, “Plogging is the act of walking or jogging and picking up trash.”
Towne said a Facebook group, Mathews County Ploggers, was formed in March 2020 during the pandemic shutdown as a way to get fresh air and exercise while beautifying the county by cleaning up roadside trash.
The first Plog-a-Thon was held last March as an anniversary celebration of the Facebook group’s formation, Towne said.
To join in this year’s Plog-a-Thon, participants should pick a roadside (it can be an area just in front of a home) or beach to clean up on March 20. Participants are asked to wear bright clothing, use gloves or a grabber, and not to leave trash bags along the side of the road; bags must be disposed of by the plogger.
Any member of the Mathews County Plogger Facebook group who posts a picture of the tr...
To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.