The City has been awarded the 2015 Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant developed by the Department of Forestry to improve onsite water quality. The deep root systems of trees and herbaceous shrubs increase the absorption of rainwater, minimizing sediment and pollutant loads. Waynesboro is unique as its water resource is fed by natural occurring springs and is host to the South River; both require preservation to benefit the health of citizens, streams and rivers. The planting of 200 hardwood and herbaceous shrubs will occur mid to late March at the Public Works Administration Building located in the Wayne Hills District. Volunteers are needed to make this project a success. Please contact Public Works at 942-6624 for further information.