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Mathews teens raising awareness about environment

Concern for the environment prompted a group of Mathews teenagers to take action on a recent Saturday morning by volunteering to help refurbish painted messages on culverts in Mathews Court House.

The messages say “Chesapeake Bay Drainage,” and the teens’ efforts, made under the guidance of Mathews Memorial Library’s head of teen services, Mary Bull, are designed to draw attention to the link between the street drains and the Chesapeake Bay.

The signs were initially applied during the 2006 library summer program, “Nurturing Nature.”

The library plans to continue to initiate projects to highlight the importance of protecting the environment as part of its “Going Green” initiative, according to a press release from the library.

“The effort is aimed at involving teens of the community in an endeavor which is vital to the future of our community,” said library director Bette Dillehay.

To volunteer or find out more, call Bull ...

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