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Caroline County Board of Supervisors Votes to Approve Funds for Mattaponi River Clean-up Youth Job Training and Employment Program

The Mattaponi River Clean-up Youth Job Training and Employment Program will offer many benefits to Caroline County including stewardship, job training and environmental awareness for the young adults employed.  Removal of trash and an inventory report will enhance the Mattaponi as resource for the community and offer additional opportunities to leverage this resource.  StreamSweepers will train 5 local age young adults (18 and over) to clean and inventory 13 miles of the Mattaponi River in Caroline County, VA. The stretch to be cleaned begins at the Rt. 607 crossing at Paige and extends to the Rt. 301 crossing.  The proposed project is partially funded by Caroline County, and from a grant from the Luck Foundation.  For the project to be completed, we will need to raise an additional $15,000.  This figure includes the cost of all supervisory personnel, equipment, and liability insurances and Workers Compensation insurance for all employees.  Outreach to landowners may begin as early as January 2018 as access from landowners will need to be secured about every mile or two along the river.   For more information please contact us by email or by calling our office at (540)-672-2542.Mattaponi_River_20170218

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