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Arlington polluters: Waycroft/Woodlawn Neighborhood

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You have to call them they way you see them, the citizens of the Waycroft/Woodlawn neighborhood living along the open Lubber Run have contributed to the enormous pollution problem at Ballston Pond. The people who are living with children in the Woodlawn Park area and who let them leave their plastic toys out next to the Lubber Run tributary are permitting the plastic debris to enter the Ballston Pond. When stormwater is high in the stream, it overflows the banks and clears the sandlot play area of all plastic and other trash. So, shame on the lazy and disrespectful parents for being so careless.

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Anyone living between North Buchanon and North Arlington Street who leave plastic containers, including oil and chemical containers out in the yard or along the street are permitting those items to enter the storm sewer and into the Ballston Pond. From there, it goes right to the Potomac River and into the Chesapeake Bay.

While we citizens of Arlington County are paying for the cleanup of the pond and are investing in our parks, it is prudent for citizens to pick up their responsibility in keeping their neighborhood clean. If they don’t, their actions hurt the rest of the community including our natural habitat.



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