The Environment Seems Better

The Roanoke River and clear and picturesque near Niagra Dam.

I walked a stretch of the Roanoke River yesterday, looking to take photos of some trash which is pretty common this time of the year for a magazine piece I’m working on.

What I found surprised and delighted me. There was almost no trash and the water was clear, as was the air over it.

Frankly, I don’t recall a time since I moved to the Roanoke Valley (1971) when the air and water have been as clean looking and feeling as they are right now. Of course, people staying home, not driving, not trashing have a lot to do with it. I sure hope we can keep this as we go forward.

Flowers and greenery reflect in the much-cleaner river.



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