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Mathews Plog-a-Thon to be held March 20

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...

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