Some of the volunteers pictured before separating into smaller groups to pick up the trash along Jones Branch Road. From left: Pat Montanio, Tom Montanio, Patricia Leslie and Paul D'Onellas.
Photo by Jennifer Kaye/The Connection
To celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, nine volunteers gathered to clean up Jones Branch Road in Tysons Corner. Hosted by the Sierra Club and Adopt-A-Highway, and organized by Sierra Club member Patricia Leslie, it was the fourth annual clean up day. Wearing safety vests and gloves, the volunteers covered the 1.4 mile stretch of road picking up all sorts of trash, such as hubcaps, plastic bottles, foil wrappers, cigarette butts and even multiple windshield wipers! After filling up numerous bags of trash, the volunteers celebrated Earth Day with cake and mimosas. The Sierra Club hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year across the United States. To find events near your location, you can visit their website: https://www.sierraclub.org. To learn more about the Adopt-A-Highway program, you can visit http://www.virginiadot.org/programs/prog-aah-default.asp