WAYNESBORO, Va. -- A valley city is trying to bring more life to one of our waterways.
Waynesboro is using grant money to make South River cleaner.
The Department of Parks and Recreation is turning part a parking lot in Ridgeview Park into bio filters. The filters will stop gas, oil, grease and other waste before they reach the river.
Over $160,000 in grant money will pay for the project.
Something people who use the park say can have a big impact everywhere.
"Small efforts like this turn into big efforts that can positively affect not only this area, but as this area is successful with it, it can turn into something more global and that's going to be a positive thing for everyone and I look forward to those processes," says Marcus Thompson, who goes to Ridgeview Park.
Construction is already underway and should be finished in October.
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