COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 55

March 11, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2005 Spring Statewide Litter Campaign

 

The Department of Education is partnering with several state agencies in an effort to fight litter on many fronts this spring. The 2005 Spring Statewide Litter Campaign involves Virginias agencies for conservation and recreation, education, environmental quality, forestry, game and inland fisheries, state police, and transportation. These agencies carry out varied activities including litter education, enforcement, cleanup, recycling, and prevention.

 

During the campaign, teachers are encouraged to use litter education materials provided by Virginia Naturally at www.vanaturally.com and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality at www.deq.state.va.us/education to create hands-on activities that will heighten students awareness of the benefits of preventing litter and the many environmental and safety problems created by litter.

 

Governor Mark Warner will recognize schools and classrooms for their hands-on activities if teachers register the activities as events on the Stewardship Virginia site at http://www.dcr.state.va.us/stewardship/.

 

More information about the 2005 Spring Statewide Litter Campaign is available at http://www.virginiadot.org/infoservice/litter/index.html.

 

If you have questions about the 2005 Spring Statewide Litter Campaign, please contact Eric M. Rhoades,

 

 

Eric.Rhoades@doe.virginia.gov, science specialist, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 225-2676.

 

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