Public Works Day

Public Works Week is an annual nationwide event signed into law by John F. Kennedy in 1962 to help educate people of the vital role of local public works departments. 

Our greater initiative goal is to add to the sense of community in Waynesboro by providing a venue for partnership to promote thoughtful community asset management, which will continue this year as we highlight the landfill past / present / future, the South River trout hatchery and museum, the Crozet Tunnel, the Appalachian Trail, and the Farmer’s Market.  

In addition to planting and hiking activities, we will offer a unique blend of hands-on activities for children:
  • Kite making / flying
  • Riding a bike loop
  • Rustic furniture making
Informational presentations for adults:
  • Composting
  • hOURS Economy
  • Permaculture gardening
  • Raw vegan diet
  • Transition America
We will feature Mountain Dulcimer and Old-time Banjo Music in honor of the landfill’s past. 

We hope that our citizens can discover how the city’s community assets might work together for community improvement, and consider being part of the growing resurgence of activism and responsibility that is emerging in our community.