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Virginia Waterways Cleanup Events for Fall 2016

We are proud to be part of the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup.

More cleanup events will be added soon! Check back...

About the Virginia Waterways Cleanup
  • This statewide event is part of the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup!
  • 2016: Clean Virginia Waterways celebrates our 22th year of organizing the International Coastal Cleanup in Virginia.
  • This annual statewide event not only cleans our waterways, it also collects valuable data about trash & litter in our waterways
  • Cleanups are held between September 1 and October 31 every year
  • More than 90,000 Virginians have volunteered in Virginia since 1995
  • It is hands-on stewardship of our water resources
  • You CAN make a difference! Volunteer, lead a cleanup, or help support this important statewide effort by contributing to CVW.

Site Captains are needed! Learn how to be a Site Captain here.

Click here for a Site Captain Signup and Supply Form.

If you want to record data from your cleanup using a smart phone app, please download "Clean Swell" from the Ocean Conservancy.

 

 
County or Town Date & Time Cleanup Location Contact Information Details
Abingdon 10/23/2016  2 PM to  4 PM Abingdon Muster Grounds Carol Doss, Executive Director
uppertnriver@yahoo.com  
276-628-1600

Bring a friend to help clean up along Wolf Creek at the historic Abingdon Muster Grounds located at 1780 Muster Place on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. Supplies will be furnished. Stay for pizza after the event!

Accomack County 10/23/2016
10:00 AM
A barrier island in Accomack or Northampton County--TBA

Margaret Van Clief
The Nature Conservancy
(757) 442-3049 or mvanclief@tnc.org

Volunteers are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for the weather and boots that you don't mind getting wet or muddy. Hats, long sleeves, and quick dry pants are recommended. We will be picking up trash on a remote barrier island with no facilities, so please bring any snacks and drinks with you. We will provide 5 gallon jugs of water for refills, but we will not have individual water bottles available. Virginia's barrier islands stretch from the southern tip of Northampton County to the top of Accomack County, and we will determine at a later date where the meeting place will be based on the origin of most of our volunteers.

Albemarle Various Dates and Times Many sites! Call for details. Robbi Savage, Exec.Director
Rivanna Conservation Alliance
RobbiSavage@rivannariver.org
(434) 977-4837
MANY sites are cleaned by the Rivanna Conservation Alliance as part of the ICC.

Get information on cleanups at our website: http://www.rivannariver.org/cleanups/
Chesterfield

NEW DATE!

 

10/22/2016
9AM to Noon

Pocahontas State Park

(Swift Creek)

Friends of Pocahontas State Park
Ted Prince
804-514-3736
tedeprince@gmail.com

Please come help keep our waterways clean by volunteering to participate in the cleanup of Swift Creek Lake in Pocahontas State Park on October 22, 2016 from 9 AM to noon.

The park provides canoes and kayaks to use free of charge to volunteers who sweep the lake of trash. The site captain will meet any volunteers in the field next to Swift Creek Lake. If you would like to help keep our waterways clean at Pocahontas State Park, please check out the Friends of Pocahontas State Park website, http://www.fopsp.org. Then join Meetup at https://www.meetup.com. There you can volunteer for this event, as well as many others that help the park. Bring gloves and water to drink. Hope to see you there!

Colonial Heights September 21st and 22nd
10 AM to Noon
Appamamatuck Park
151 Archer Avenue
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Michael Lewis
mlewis91@yahoo.com 804.720.9701
Please meet me at Appamatuck Park (151 Archer Avenue
Colonial Heights, VA 23834 ) by 10 AM. Please bring work gloves and dress to work near a muddy river bank. We will be picking up trash and collection data for the Virginia part of this year's International Coastal Cleanup.
Cumberland October 15, 2016
11 AM

Bear Creek Lake State Park
22 Bear Creek Lake Road
Cumberland, VA 23040
Thomas.kneipp@dcr.virginia.gov
(804) 492-4410
Volunteers Needed! Please meet at the park office and plan to wear clothes that can get wet/dirty. Also, it is recommended to bring a bottle of water.
Emporia October 22
9 AM to 12 PM

Meherrin River Clean Up

Chelsea Taylor
Chowan Basin Soil & Water Conservation District

Ctaylor.chowanbasinswcd@telpage.net

Join the Chowan Basin Soil & Water Conservation District by participating in our first annual Clean Virginia Waterways event, the 2016 International Coastal Cleanup! Volunteers will help pick up litter and collect data! Cleaning supplies will be provided, but volunteers should dress for the weather, wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves (some will be available), water, sunscreen and bug spray as needed. To register for the event, please contact Chelsea at ctaylor.chowanbasinswcd@telpage.net.
Dickenson

10/26/2016

10 AM to 3 PM

Owens Branch Carol Doss, Executive Director
Upper Tennessee River Roundtable
276-628-1600
uppertnriver@yahoo.com

Keep Southwest Virginia Beautiful
Volunteers will clean up an illegal dumpsite at Owens Branch in Dickenson County. This site is beside the Haysi Funeral Home.

Fairfax 10/8/2016  9 AM to  11 AM Accotink Creek at King Arthur Road Friends of Accotink Creek  contact@accotink.org

GET YOUR BRAIN WET! Join Friends of Accotink Creek to get trash out of our waterways during the annual International Coastal Cleanup. Your watershed needs you!  The litterbugs never rest and neither can we!
Details/Directions/Maps at http://www.accotink.org/2016/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2016.htm
DIRECTIONS:
From I-495 take Exit 6 to Little River Tpk. (236) west, after first light immediately turn right on King Arthur Road, go about .5 mile to bridge. Park on King Arthur Road and meet near the bridge/ trailhead.

Fairfax 10/8/2016  12 PM to  2 PM Accotink Creek at Little River Turnpike Friends of Accotink Creek  contact@accotink.org


GET YOUR BRAIN WET! Join Friends of Accotink Creek to get trash out of our waterways during the annual International Coastal Cleanup. Your watershed needs you!  The litterbugs never rest and neither can we!
Details/Directions/Maps at http://www.accotink.org/2016/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2016.htm
DIRECTIONS:
From I-495 take Exit 6 to Little River Tpk. (236) west, take first left at Pineridge Drive, immediately turn left again on Accotink Pkwy to Americana Park on left. Parking in Americana Park near Delayed Harvest Trout Waters sign.

Fairfax 10/8/2016  3 PM to  5 PM Accotink Creek at Braddock Road Friends of Accotink Creek  contact@accotink.org

GET YOUR BRAIN WET! Join Friends of Accotink Creek to get trash out of our waterways during the annual International Coastal Cleanup. Your watershed needs you!  The litterbugs never rest and neither can we!
Details/Directions/Maps at http://www.accotink.org/2016/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2016.htm
DIRECTIONS:
From I-495 take Exit 5 onto Braddock Road (620) west, take first right into Wakefield Park (Audrey Moore Rec Center), turn left into ball field parking lot.

Fairfax

10/8/2016 

9 AM to  11 AM

Accotink Creek at Fairfax Blvd Friends of Accotink Creek  contact@accotink.org

GET YOUR BRAIN WET! Join Friends of Accotink Creek to get trash out of our waterways during the annual International Coastal Cleanup. Your watershed needs you!  The litterbugs never rest and neither can we!
Details/Directions/Maps at http://www.accotink.org/2016/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2016.htm
DIRECTIONS:
From I-66 take Exit 60 onto Chain Bridge Road (123) south, turn left at 2nd light onto Fairfax Blvd/Lee Hwy (29/50), go about one mile and turn left at Rebel Run into Regency Furniture/P.J. Skidoo parking lot. This is where we will meet.

Fairfax 10/15/16
10 AM to 12 PM
2260 Hunters Woods Plaza, Reston

Nicki Bellezza
Reston Association
703-435-7986 or Habrock@reston.org

Meet at trail entrance near Wells Fargo Bank and Rite Aid, address 2260 Hunters Woods Plaza, Reston, VA 20191

Fairfax 10/15/16
9 AM to Noon
Many sites in Fairfax County! See the following cleanup sites

Mary Mulvey
mary.mulvey@fairfaxcounty.gov
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks

Purpose:   Keep our waters clean. Collect trash from streams and trails. Compile and report results. Great for school or scout service hours.  

Groups please call location to apply.

This opportunity is suitable for those under age 18, and for school class credit. All under age of 16 must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Dress for the weather. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fairfax 10/15/16
9 AM to Noon

Cub Run RECenter

4630 Stonecroft Blvd.
Chantilly, VA 20151

Call Ann Shields at 703-817-9407 for details on this cleanup event. Clear the earth's arteries by removing tires, bottles, cans and other debris carelessly dumped in local waterways. Long sleeves and pants are encouraged, boots if desired.
Fairfax 10/15/16
9 AM to Noon

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Meet at Walney Visitor Center

5040 Walney Road
Chantilly, VA 20151

Call Kiersten Conley at 703-631-0013 for details on this cleanup event. Clear the earth's arteries by removing tires, bottles, cans and other debris carelessly dumped in local waterways. Long sleeves and pants are encouraged, boots if desired.
Fairfax 10/15/16
9 AM to Noon

Hidden Oaks Nature Center

7701 Royce Street
Annandale, VA 22003

Call Janis Jeffers at 703-941-1065 for details on this cleanup event. Clear the earth's arteries by removing tires, bottles, cans and other debris carelessly dumped in local waterways. Long sleeves and pants are encouraged, boots if desired.
Fairfax 10/15/16
9 AM to Noon

Hidden Pond Nature Center

8511 Greeley Blvd.
Springfield, VA 22152

Call Mike McCaffrey at 703-451-9588 for details on this cleanup event. Clear the earth's arteries by removing tires, bottles, cans and other debris carelessly dumped in local waterways. Long sleeves and pants are encouraged, boots if desired.
Fairfax 10/15/16
9 AM to Noon

Huntley Meadows Park

(Use street address only for GPS)
3701 Lockheed Blvd.
Alexandria, VA 22306.

Call Halley Johnson at 703-768-2525 for details on this cleanup event. Clear the earth's arteries by removing tires, bottles, cans and other debris carelessly dumped in local waterways. Long sleeves and pants are encouraged, boots if desired.
Fairfax 10/15/16
9 AM to Noon

Lake Accotink Park
7500 Accotink Park Road
Springfield, VA 22150

Call Julie Tahan at 703-569-3464 for details on this cleanup event. Clear the earth's arteries by removing tires, bottles, cans and other debris carelessly dumped in local waterways. Long sleeves and pants are encouraged, boots if desired.
Fairfax 10/15/16
9 AM to Noon

Lake Fairfax Park

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Call Christine Wu and Dan Grulke at 703-471-5414 for details on this cleanup event. Clear the earth's arteries by removing tires, bottles, cans and other debris carelessly dumped in local waterways. Long sleeves and pants are encouraged, boots if desired.
Fairfax 10/15/16
9 AM to Noon

Riverbend Park & Nature Center

8700 Potomac Hills Street,
Great Falls, VA 22066

Call Julie Gurnee at 703-759-9018 for details on this cleanup event. Clear the earth's arteries by removing tires, bottles, cans and other debris carelessly dumped in local waterways. Long sleeves and pants are encouraged, boots if desired.
Fairfax

October 15
(Rain Date: Sunday, October 16-In case of inclement weather, please check our website by 6am for cancellation.)

9 am to 12 pm

Bull Run Marina
12619 Old Yates Ford Road
Clifton 20124
German Vanegas
(703) 624-7124

We need you!  Occoquan River Fall Cleanup.  Volunteer by land or water and make a difference! Join Friends of the Occoquan for their River Clean Up in 5 different locations (3 in Fairfax, 1 in Occoquan, and one in Prince William County). Refreshments provided. 

Learn More!
http://www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org/upcomingevents.html

Fairfax

October 15
(Rain Date: Sunday, October 16-In case of inclement weather, please check our website by 6am for cancellation.)

9 am to 12 pm

Fountainhead Park
10875 Hampton Road
Fairfax Station 22039
Sonia Monson
(703) 581-5487

We need you!  Occoquan River Fall Cleanup.  Volunteer by land or water and make a difference! Join Friends of the Occoquan for their River Clean Up in 5 different locations (3 in Fairfax, 1 in Occoquan, and one in Prince William County). Refreshments provided. 

Learn More!
http://www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org/upcomingevents.html

Fairfax

October 15
(Rain Date: Sunday, October 16-In case of inclement weather, please check our website by 6am for cancellation.)

9 am to 12 pm

Occoquan Regional Park
9751 Ox Road
Lorton 22079

Alex Vanegas

(703) 674-7847

We need you!  Occoquan River Fall Cleanup.  Volunteer by land or water and make a difference! Join Friends of the Occoquan for their River Clean Up in 5 different locations (3 in Fairfax, 1 in Occoquan, and one in Prince William County). Refreshments provided. 

Learn More!
http://www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org/upcomingevents.html

Fairfax (City of) 10/22/2016  12 PM to  2 PM Accotink Creek at Chain Bridge Road Friends of Accotink Creek  contact@accotink.org

GET YOUR BRAIN WET! Join Friends of Accotink Creek to get trash out of our waterways during the annual International Coastal Cleanup. Your watershed needs you!  The litterbugs never rest and neither can we!
Details/Directions/Maps at http://www.accotink.org/2016/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2016.htm
DIRECTIONS:
From I-66 take Exit 60 onto Chain Bridge Road (123) south, go about one mile and turn left onto Kenmore Drive. At end of street turn right on University Drive. Immediately turn left on Layton Hall Drive. Meet at this intersection. Parking on Layton Hall Drive.

Fairfax (City of) 10/22/2016  3 PM to  5 PM Accotink Creek at Old Lee Hwy Friends of Accotink Creek  contact@accotink.org

GET YOUR BRAIN WET! Join Friends of Accotink Creek to get trash out of our waterways during the annual International Coastal Cleanup. Your watershed needs you!  The litterbugs never rest and neither can we!
Details/Directions/Maps at http://www.accotink.org/2016/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2016.htm
DIRECTIONS:
From I-66 take Exit 62 onto Nutley Street (243) south, at end of Nutley turn right on Arlington Blvd (50), go about .75 miles to Fairfax Circle and turn left on Old Lee Hwy. Parking near bridge, across the street from Arties/Bowl America (near Home Depot lot), is where we meet.

Greensville

October 22

9 AM to 12 PM

clean up along the Meherrin River Chelsea Taylor 
Ctaylor.chowanbasinswcd@telpage.net
Chowan Basin Soil & Water Conservation District
 434-634-2115 x107

Join the Chowan Basin Soil & Water Conservation District by participating in our first annual Clean Virginia Waterways event, the 2016 International Coastal Cleanup! Volunteers will help pick up litter and collect data! Cleaning supplies will be provided, but volunteers should dress for the weather, wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves (some will be available), water, sunscreen and bug spray as needed. To register for the event, please contact Chelsea at Ctaylor.chowanbasinswcd@telpage.net.

Hampton

October 2016. email for info

 

20+ sites all over Hampton! Email Registrations or Inquiries to:
 cfharris@hampton.gov

Register now by email to attend one the 20+ Cleanups at various locations in the Hampton area.   Information on the cleanup sites will be provided to registrants in late August once sites are selected.

Volunteers needed to help cleanup at various sites in the Hampton area as a part of Virginia’s International Coastal Cleanup this fall.  Sponsored and organized locally by the Hampton Clean City Commission.  

Hampton

10/22/16

9 to 11am

20+ sites all over Hampton! Email Registrations or Inquiries to:
 cfharris@hampton.gov

Register now by email to attend one the 20+ Cleanups at various locations in the Hampton area.   Information on the cleanup sites will be provided to registrants in late August once sites are selected.

Volunteers needed to help cleanup at various sites in the Hampton area as a part of Virginia’s International Coastal Cleanup this fall.  Sponsored and organized locally by the Hampton Clean City Commission.  

Hampton

10/24/16

9 to Noon

Buckroe Beach

BSA Colonial VA Council/Cub Scout Pack #184/Girl Scout Troop #1289

thestukes@cox.net

Volunteers will meet by the playground area at 9am. Bring disposable gloves and trash bags for the clean-up. Contact Mei Christine Stukes for details about cleaning the beach with local Scouts.
Henrico Date and time to be determined soon! Highland Springs High School Campus Dawn C. Sherwood
dcsherwood@henrico.k12.va.us   (804) 328-4000

Join students, teachers, administrators and family members and cleanup Highland Springs High School Campus as a volunteer in the Virginia part of the International Coastal Cleanup. Pick up trash and collect valuable data used for litter abatement efforts and research and help keep our waterways open and our oceans cleaner.

Hopewell

Contact FOLAR to volunteer.

Dates/Times of FOLAR sponsored cleanups will be listed on website and Facebook.

Individual cleanups can be coordinated with FOLAR by calling (804) 861-1666 or emailing GetInvolved@folar-va.org

8 sites along the Lower Appomattox River

Johnny Partin
Friends of the Lower Appomattox River

Email:  GetInvolved@folar-va.org  

(804) 861-1666

During September and October,  join other Virginia volunteers by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup with Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR), recording valuable data as trash is collected. Learn about the Ocean Conservancy's new Smartphone App called CLEAN SWELL to help record the results of your cleanup along the Lower Appomattox River anytime, any place.  (Go here to learn about the CLEAN SWELL app:    http://www.oceanconservancy.org/do-your-part/about-clean-swell.html 

FOLAR invests in developing the Greenway-Blueway Trail network, enhancing the river and public access to it, and organizing cleanups and other events that protect the river. In addition to recognizing and enjoying the Lower Appomattox River by attending river-related events and programs, volunteers are encouraged to help FOLAR with cleanups along the Lower Appomattox River.

Marion (Town of) 10/29/2016
10 AM to 2 PM
the Marion Riverwalk Carol Doss, Executive Director
Upper Tennessee River Roundtable
276-628-1600
uppertnriver@yahoo.com

Upper Tennessee River Roundtable is hosting the first "Trash or Treat" cleanup event along the Marion Riverwalk on Saturday, Oct. 29, starting at 10 a.m. Pick up a bag of litter and turn it in for a treat bag.

Meet at the entrance to the Riverwalk closest to the former location of the old Marion Ice Plant. Upper Tennessee River Roundtable assisted U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with the removal of the ice plant dam to improve fish passage.

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Norfolk MANY cleanups this fall! Call Alacia for details Many sites! Call for details. Alacia Nixson, Keep Norfolk Beautiful
alacia.nixson@norfolk.gov
757-441-1347
Join Keep Norfolk Beautiful as we celebrate the International Coastal Cleanup. You may clean up your Adopt-A-Spot location or call us for pre-selected locations. After a brief training, we will be providing litter grabbers, gloves, bags, sign in sheets and water jugs to volunteers. Please visit www.norfolk.gov/knb or call 757-441-1347 to register. Registration is necessary for participation.
Northampton County 10/23/2016
10:00 AM
A barrier island in Accomack or Northampton County--TBA

Margaret Van Clief
The Nature Conservancy
(757) 442-3049 or mvanclief@tnc.org

Volunteers are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for the weather and boots that you don't mind getting wet or muddy. Hats, long sleeves, and quick dry pants are recommended. We will be picking up trash on a remote barrier island with no facilities, so please bring any snacks and drinks with you. We will provide 5 gallon jugs of water for refills, but we will not have individual water bottles available. Virginia's barrier islands stretch from the southern tip of Northampton County to the top of Accomack County, and we will determine at a later date where the meeting place will be based on the origin of most of our volunteers.

Occoquan (Town of)  and Prince William

October 15
(Rain Date: Sunday, October 16-In case of inclement weather, please check our website by 6am for cancellation.)

9 am to 12 pm

314 Mill Street
Occoquan 22125


Kirstyn I. Jovanovich
(703) 491-1918

We need you!  Occoquan River Fall Cleanup.  Volunteer by land or water and make a difference! Join Friends of the Occoquan for their River Clean Up in 5 different locations (3 in Fairfax, 1 in Occoquan, and one in Prince William County). Refreshments provided. 

Learn More!
http://www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org/upcomingevents.html

Petersburg Date coming soon! 8 sites along the Lower Appomattox River

Johnny Partin
Friends of the Lower Appomattox River

Email:  GetInvolved@folar-va.org  

(804) 861-1666

During September and October,  join other Virginia volunteers by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup with Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR), recording valuable data as trash is collected. Learn about the Ocean Conservancy's new Smartphone App called CLEAN SWELL to help record the results of your cleanup along the Lower Appomattox River anytime, any place.  (Go here to learn about the CLEAN SWELL app:    http://www.oceanconservancy.org/do-your-part/about-clean-swell.html 

FOLAR invests in developing the Greenway-Blueway Trail network, enhancing the river and public access to it, and organizing cleanups and other events that protect the river. In addition to recognizing and enjoying the Lower Appomattox River by attending river-related events and programs, volunteers are encouraged to help FOLAR with cleanups along the Lower Appomattox River.

Prince Edward

October 8
9 am to noon

Rain Date:
October 15
9 am to 12 (noon)

Appomattox River and Various Other Sites Friends of the Appomattox River
Lee Woodruff
leewoodruff@kinex.net



Volunteers needed to help cleanup along the Appomattox River. Contact Friends of the Appomattox River for meeting location and information. http://far-va.org/events.php

Prince Edward

October TBA Site depends on the volunteer groups that sign up. We will work with you to find the best site.

Katie Register
Clean VA Waterways
434-395-2602 or registerkm@longwood.edu

This cleanup event will be for LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY students organizations, and it will be held on a weekend in October. Contact CVW if you are interested in joining this cleanup!

Prince William

October 15
(Rain Date: Sunday, October 16-In case of inclement weather, please check our website by 6am for cancellation.)

9 am to 12 pm

Lake Ridge Marina
12350 Cotton Mill Drive
Lake Ridge 22192



Renate G. Vanegas (703) 674-6659

We need you!  Occoquan River Fall Cleanup.  Volunteer by land or water and make a difference! Join Friends of the Occoquan for their River Clean Up in 5 different locations (3 in Fairfax, 1 in Occoquan, and one in Prince William County). Refreshments provided. 

Learn More!
http://www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org/upcomingevents.html

Prince William County Date & Time TBA Many sites! Contact Keep Prince William County Beautiful for details! Keep Prince William County Beautiful
info@kpwb.org

Volunteers needed to lead community cleanup projects. Participate in Virginia's part of the International Coastal Cleanup by picking up trash and recording data (using data forms or the new CleanSwell Smartphone app!)

Whether you’re an individual, an organization, or a corporate group, we have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! KPWB has both one-time volunteer opportunities (like the International Coastal Cleanup held annually during September and October) as well as ongoing opportunities available year-round. Just check in with us and signup as a volunteer to lead a Virginia Waterways Cleanup in Prince William County at http://kpwb.org/programs/community-cleanups/

Prince William Tuesday, November 1st
9 AM
Rosemount-Lewis Park
Manassas, VA
Contact email:  Waterquality@pwswcd.org or Phone:                    (571) 379-7514

Volunteers needed!  Join the Prince William County Soil & Water Conservation District and help cleanup Rosemount-Lewis Park as a part of the International Coastal Cleanup in Virginia.  Cleanup supplies will be provided, but volunteers should dress for the weather, wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves (some will be available), water, sunscreen and bug spray as needed.

Contact email:  Waterquality@pwswcd.org or Phone:                    (571) 379-7514 for more information and directions to park.

Richmond County (not City!) Sunday
October 23, 2016
2 PM to 4 PM

Jones Creek Public Landing,
Jones Creek Road
(State Route 638) in Newland
Kathy Clarke
Northern Neck Soil
& Water Conservation District
Kathy.clarke@nnswcd.org
(804) 9102 x101
The Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District (NNSWCD), in partnership with Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), is coordinating its annual fall waterways cleanup event for Richmond County, VA.

This year’s cleanup will be at Jones Creek Public Landing located along the Rappahannock River at the end of Jones Creek Road (State Route 638) in Newland. The event is scheduled for Sunday, October 23, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm., and your help is needed.
Interested volunteers or groups please register with NNSWCD by Friday, Oct. 21. Registration is necessary to ensure sufficient supplies and for contacting participants in case of weather-related changes.

Drinks and snacks, sunscreen, and gloves will be provided at the event. Please bring protective hats, and wear shoes that can get wet.

Southampton

Pick Your Own Date Blackwater Nottoway -- pick your own site!

Jeff Turner
Blackwater Nottoway Riverkeeper Program

757-562-5173 blknotkpr@earthlink.net

There will be no central meeting place for this years clean-up. people wanting to volunteer between September and end of October can contact me for supplies for your clean-up effort. You pick the time etc and what stretch of river you want to clean up.

Virginia Beach 10/30/16
2 PM to 5 PM
Waterman's on 5th Street

Christina Trapani
Surfrider Foundation, Virginia Beach Chapter
757-613-5683 or rapcoordinator@vb.surfrider.org

Join Surfrider Foundation, Virginia Beach Chapter for our 3rd Annual Butts, Brews and the Undead Cleanup and Bar Crawl. We will be meeting at Waterman's on 5th Street at 2 pm and will scour the oceanfront for cigarette butts (and other trash) while stopping at a few bars along the way. Zombies are encouraged to attend! Surfrider will provide grabbers, gloves and bags.
Virginia Beach November 19th
9 am to Noon
Lynnhaven River Cleanup Emily@lrnow.org
or call (757) 962-5398

Call for details! This clean is being organized by Lynnhaven River Now. Please join us!

Virginia Beach

11/2/2016

4 to 5:30 PM

Boardwalk next to the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier

Diana Burke
Virginia Beach Hotel Association
diana.burke@vbha.net

757-428-8015
Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Join the Virginia Beach Hotel Association members and associates for our second annual VB Oceanfront Cleanup. We will meet on the boardwalk next to the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier (parking in the pier lot is okay) and will clean the beach and boardwalk for an hour or so. We will provide bags, gloves and data cards. You can also sign up for the "Clean Swell" app to save paper and record your data.

Virginia Beach

11/12/16

9 AM to Noon

Call Emily for details on locations

Emily  Hatfield
Lynnhaven River NOW

757-962-5398 or Emily@lrnow.org

Please visit Lynnhavenrivernow.org for more information or call our office (757) 962-5398 to register.

Virginia Beach

11/19/16

9 AM to Noon

Potters Road/Lynnhaven Parkway River Cleanup

Emily  Hatfield
Lynnhaven River NOW

757-962-5398 or Emily@lrnow.org

This clean is being organized by Lynnhaven River Now. Please join us!

THANK YOU to our partners and sponsors!

Our partners include corporations, foundations, and individual donors that make it possible for thousands of Virginians to participate in caring for our rivers and beaches. Thank you!

Financial Support Partners
Altria
Booz Allen Hamilton
Dominion Foundation
Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund (see the license plate below.)

In-Kind support
Longwood University
Ocean Conservancy
Glad Trash Bags
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (State Parks and Adopt-A-Stream program)
Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program, Department of Environmental Quality

 

 

chesbayplate Click on the license plate to learn how you can support great projects in the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. PLEASE buy this license plate for your car! You will be supporting MANY worthy projects that are working for a cleaner and healthier Chesapeake Bay and Virginia's rivers too!

Reminder: If your Cleanup Event was also part of ADOPT-A-STREAM:
If your cleanup events are ALSO part of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's Adopt-a-Stream program, be sure to let them know the results of your cleanup event! You can make your report to DCR by going here: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/environmental_education/adopt.shtml



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