Timmons Group Collects 200th Bag of Trash at Annual Stream Clean Up

Bonnie Dunkel By: Bonnie Dunkel

The return of spring and warm weather means it’s time, once again, for Timmons Group employees and families to gather for our annual stream clean up! Through the Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Adopt-a-Stream program, we spent our SIXTH year in a row collecting trash and debris from the streams and woodland area near our Corporate Headquarters.

200 bags of trash have been collected over the event’s six-year history along with other interesting items like car tires and TVs. Collecting trash from these streams prevents it from entering the nearby James River and other connecting waterways.

This is an educational event and families are strongly encouraged to attend to teach children the importance of keeping their environment clean.

Before starting the stream adoption in 2013, years of litter had accumulated in this area due to its close proximity to motor traffic along Chippenham Parkway and Boulders Parkway.

Interested in getting involved? Visit the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s website to learn more about their Adopt-a-Stream program. Here you’ll find helpful hints on how to get started, steps for stream adoption, and news about stewardship and environmental education.