Spring Cleanup at Rappahannock Cellars

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Highway Cleanup Effort Assures Winery Guests Beautiful Views To Match its Beautiful Wines

On a bright, breezy day in late March, staff from Rappahannock Cellars donned work clothes and boots and hit Zachary Taylor Highway armed with orange trash bags and a can-do attitude. It was time to cleanup a two-mile section of its Adopt-A-Highway road.

The Virginia Department of Transportation created the program in 1988. The winery has been a participant in the statewide beautification effort for five years. The volunteer supported program sponsors 6,800 groups who keep 13,000 miles of road litter free across the State.

During the spring cleanup, the winery devoted nearly thirty man hours in gathering twenty-five bags of trash. Allan Delmare, Marketing Manger for the winery, said, “The removal of trash along the highway that borders our vineyards is just one example our commitment to a clean environment. And frankly, it’s a fun and satisfying way to help keep Rappahannock County the most beautiful spot in Virginia.”

For individuals and groups interested in adopting a section of the Old Dominion’s highways or byways contact the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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