Marines Come to Hopewell!
On Saturday February 25th Marines from Fort Lee came to Hopewell to partner with Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) and help clean up a section of the Appomattox River. Led by Gunnery Sgt Robert Lince volunteers Sgt’s Markovich and Stevens along with PFC’s Vandevender, Barker, Ealey, Kirichenko, Chapinarodriguez, Johnson, Herriman and Pearson cleared brush, picked up trash and repaired steps leading to the river. FOLAR continues to be a leader in river clean ups along the Appomattox River and with the volunteer effort from the Marines on Saturday over 50 bags of trash, 15 tires and other misc trash was collected. The City of Hopewell disposed of the trash. Fort Lee has been a leader in support for the communities surrounding it. The young service men and women do a yeoman’s job with their volunteer efforts.