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NAPS Highway Cleanup Crew Clears 21+ Bags of Trash

A crew of 14 volunteers cleared the roadsides and gullies during the Spring 2023 NAPS Highway Cleanup, Sunday, April 23rd, held by the Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship. Twenty-one large bags of trash plus several oversized items were disposed of or recycled from Route 200 between Wicomico Church and Tipers Bridge.

Highway clean-up volunteers (in photo from left): Janice Mahoney, LaDanion Thomas, Alice Imbur, Don Imbur, LaVar Rich, Martha Tallent, KJ Ball, Karen Baker, Caroline Neale, and Mike Ahart. Volunteers not pictured: Ny'Kasia Carter-Rice, Samantha Johnson, Amiya Lee and Arnett Taylor.

“What a perfect day for it,” said team leader Alice Imbur – clear and in the mid-sixties, although heavy rains the day before left some soggy ditches.

“NAPS has led highway and creek cleanups for decades and hopes some day the litter problem will be solved,” said Mike Ahart of NAPS. "Drivers need to tie down their loads, stop throwing trash out of vehicles, and make sure loose trash doesn’t blow out of their pickup beds. It is not just an eyesore – roadside trash washes down into our creeks and rivers, adversely affecting wildlife and the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries. Trash also clogs up drainage gullies and pipes, making flooding worse. If you have ideas on how to solve this issue, email and let us know,” he added.

To join the crew for future NAPS highway cleanup, contact Alice Imbur at 580-4922 or and she’ll put you on the list.

To join the NAPS Fall Creek Cleanup as a picker, a skiff captain, or land base volunteer, email

Want to adopt a stretch of roadway? Contact Stacy Messenger at 333-7930 or


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