Hundreds of county residents were caught committing beautiful acts of green last month.
During April, a month centered around celebrating the planet, notably Earth Day and Arbor Day, pupils and adults participated in tours and in-class presentations focusing on recycling and solid waste management.
A record 325 individuals not only protected their identity through Spring Cleaning Community Shred, but also contributed 13,280 pounds of paper for recycling and in the process, conserving 113 trees and 46,480 gallons of water.
Another annual rite of spring, the Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale, attracted 120 avid gardeners who headed home toting their purchases, dogwood seedlings, bedding plants and vegetable seeds. Rain barrels distributed through the sale will capture over 119,000 gallons of rainwater during the growing season.
Frederick County’s Clean Sweep crew, in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Transportation and the regional jail’s Community Inmate Workforce spruced up the county’s roadsides ahead of the Apple Blossom Festival, picking up 7,780 pounds of unsightly litter.