The group defines the activity as “the act of running, jogging or walking while picking up trash,” done largely to help keep roadways and shorelines clear. On the group’s Facebook page, called “Mathews County Ploggers,” they ask others to post where they’ve plogged, and to include descriptions and pictures of “fun things” they’ve found.
I know groups in our region do this periodically, and I’ve written about individuals hereabouts who regularly do this—whether at Washington’s Birthplace or on Lee Drive. But elevating it to an organized group might take cleaning up roads and rivers to another level. So step up, all you organizers.
Northern Neck museums I’ve featured often in this space—the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum and the Steamboat Era Museum in Irvington—recently announced they are reopening after hiatuses for winter and COVID-19.
The Fishermen’s Museum, at the edge of the Chesapeake Bay in downtown Reedville, begins its 2021 season May 1. Opening day will feature tours, a sale in the Museum Shop, the running of the model trains, a campus filled with historic vessels, a monument to fallen watermen and several memorial gardens in bloom.
The newest exhibit, “Beauty by the Bay,” will feature the artwork of local award-winning artist Brenda M. Sylvia. She’ll be on hand May 1 to discuss her work, which focuses on the natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and the waters that surround Reedville.