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Data from Litter Cleanups: Leading to Solutions. A CVW Marine Litter Report.
Sept 2022. 4 pages. Free download.
There are many questions about where litter comes from, how it travels through watersheds,
Read about WHY and HOW we collect data during our statewide cleanup events, and how you can contribute!
Virginia Plastic Pollution Prevention Network
Clean Virginia Waterways was one of the founding partners in this statewide network that started in 2021. The mission of the Virginia Plastic Pollution Prevention Network (VPPPN) is to promote and facilitate coordination, collaboration, and communication among groups working to reduce plastic pollution throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Members of the VPPPN are organizations that are working on issues related to plastic pollution including non-profits, educational facilities, businesses, trade industries, researchers and governmental agencies. Learn more on how you can get involved. FREE TO JOIN! The VPPPN is on Facebook too!
This international partnership is focused on encouraging alternatives to balloon release to celebrate, remember and honor the important people and moments in our lives. The website was launched by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program (at DEQ) and Clean Virginia Waterways (of Longwood University) in 2018, and redesigned in 2020. Please visit PreventBalloonLitter.org and its Facebook page too.
This program promotes litter-free weddings and other celebrations. To discourage the mass release of balloons and reduce balloon litter, we are proud partners with the Joyful Send-off campaign. Check out fun, picture-perfect ways to celebrate at www.JoyfulSendoff.org.
Viginia Waterways Cleanups: Plan now for our September and October statewide cleanup events!
This annual cleanup of trash and litter in our rivers and on our beaches is part of the International Coastal Cleanup. If you would like to be a LEADER of a cleanup, please signup to be a Site Captain by contacting CVW at email@example.com or calling us at 434-395-2602. Learn more about this statewide hands-on stewardship event.