Massanetta Springs Road Cleaned UpStory by Galen Moses
Photos by Mary Rouse
Twelve Sunnyside residents took part in the semiannual cleanup of Massanetta Springs Road on Saturday, October 16. The cleanup is organized in the spring and fall by Andy and Frances Sale, who coordinate with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to get safety signs at each end of the 1.5 mile section of road, along with bright safety vests, gloves, pickup tools and trash bags.
The group met at the upper Sunnyside entrance at 10 a.m., where Andy reviewed VDOT safety instructions and “Bag It, Move It or Leave It” instructions, along with distributing equipment. Two teams were then formed, one walking to the Shen Lake intersection and back and the other to Route 33 and back picking up roadside trash along the way.
The teams finished their work around 11:30 a.m., filling four large orange trash bags that were picked up later by VDOT. The tangible “reward” for the effort is an “Adopt A Road” sign put up by VDOT at both ends of the road, noting that the work in that section is done by Sunnyside residents. This is the sixth year the cleanup has been conducted.