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Virginia Waterways Cleanup Events for Fall 2017

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!
  • 2017: Clean Virginia Waterways celebrates our 23rd 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 Details coming soon   For information, contact Carol Doss, Executive Director
uppertnriver@yahoo.com  
276-628-1600

Please check back soon for details on this cleanup.

 

Accomack County Details coming soon A barrier island in Accomack or Northampton County--TBA

Margaret Van Clief
The Nature Conservancy                 virginiacoastreserve@tnc.org
(757) 414-9227

This cleanup will take place on a remote barrier island with no facilities, so please be sure to bring everything you may need with you. Suggested items include reusable water bottle, long sleeves, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, snacks. Long pants and closed toed shoes are required. Trash bags, gloves, and a cooler of un-bottled water will be provided. Meeting place TBD. www.nature.org/vcr
Albemarle Various Dates and Times Many sites! Call for details. Robbi Savage, Exec.Director
Rivanna Conservation Alliance
RobbiSavage@rivannariver.org
(434) 977-4837

Check back for cleanup details or go to:  http://www.rivannariver.org/events/2017-09/ for events calendar.  Volunteers welcome and needed!

Appomattox

9/30/2017

2 to 4 PM

Holliday Lake State Park


Evan Spears
Holliday Lake State Park                      evan.spears@dcr.virginia.gov
434-248-6308
                  

In cooperation with the National Environmental Education Foundation and Clean Virginia Waterways, Holliday Lake State Park will be holding a lake cleanup event during National Public Lands Day and the International Coastal Cleanup. Pre-registration is required to use park boats during the cleanup for FREE, but participants may also walk trails to pick up litter. You can register by calling or emailing the Park Office. Please wear clothes that can get wet and dirty. Parking is FREE for this day. We hope you will join us to create a positive impact on our public lands.
Bath 9/30/17 10 AM

Kid's Fishing Hole at the Discovery Center

Douthat State Park

Katie Gibson
Douthat State Park
Katie.Gibson@dcr.virginia
540-862-8100

Our day will begin at 10AM with a clean-up of the Kids Fishing Hole near the historic Douthat Dam as part of this national day designed to encourage an enduring spirit of coming together to make a difference in honor of the victims of 9/11.  This cleanup will be sponsored by Clean Virginia Waterways and is the Virginia part of the International Coastal Cleanup.  Data collection will take place and information about the trash found will be published in the Annual Trash Report produced by Ocean Conservancy. 
Meet the ranger at the Discovery Center Parking Area for the short walk to the creek. Wear close toed shoes and bring water.
At 3:00 p.m. we will make survival bracelets at the Discovery Center. We will use red, white, and blue and camouflage paracord. Because these were originally used in the military and by police and ambulances, this will be a way to respect those who have fallen and are still fighting for us today. $5 per bracelet.  There is free parking/admission for this day.

Bedford Various Times & Dates!

On-going until 9/4/17 to

???
Smith Mountain Lake and Shoreline

Pam Alford
tlac@sml.us.com
540-721-1203
Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake

Homeowners and business owners  at Smith Mountain Lake are encouraged to clean up their shoreline.  All Boaters are encouraged to pick up debris that is floating in the lake.  The 30th Annual Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake Cleanup runs continuously from May 6th until September 4th.  Your volunteer participation numbers and the data on the types of debris that you report to TLAC will become a part of the International Coastal Cleanup's annual trash index report prepared by the Ocean Conservancy.  Trash bags and gloves are provided.  Registration information and Group Form may be obtained at HERE or call (540) 721-1203

Roanoke, Botetourt 10/7/2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Roanoke Valley and Botetourt County
For information, contact Nikki Holm, info@cleanvalley.org, 540-345-5523

Volunteer teams from all over the Roanoke Valley will join forces to remove trash from our streams, creeks and rivers and their vicinities. Clean your favorite spot along a stream, tributary or river (or get to know a new one). Since 2001, Fall Waterway volunteers have collected over 275 tons of litter and countless tires from our waterways.

Buchanan County   Big Sandy Cleanup For information, contact Carol Doss, uppertnriver@yahoo.com, 276-628-1600


Please check back soon for details on this cleanup.

Chesapeake 9/23/17
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
North River Park
Chesapeake
LSKuller@gmail.com
Lacy Kuller
(757) 282-8428
We will meet at Parking Lot #4 at Northwest River Park, 1733 Indian Creek Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a clean-up. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/817989621708274
Clifton

Saturday, October 14, 2017

9 AM TO 12PM

Bull Run Marina
12619 Old Yates Ford Rd.
Clifton, VA 20125


German Venegas
703-624-7124

Friends Of The Occoquan Fall River Clean Up

Volunteer by land or water and make a difference!
Rain or Shine.
Refreshments Provided!

Danville (Pittsylvania)

10/21/2017
9:30 to 11:30 AM

Dan River

Brian Buchanan
Danville Science Center               
bbuchanan@smv.org
                                            
434-791-5160 Ext. 201

The Fall River Clean Up will meet on the steps of the Danville Science Center's Train Station, located at 677 Craghead Street, Danville, VA. Glove, litter-getters and trash bags will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes and be prepare to get a little dirty. For more information, email Brian Buchanan at bbuchanan@smv.org or phone 434-792-5160 Ext. 201

Dickenson County   Illegal dumpsite cleanup

For information, contact Carol Doss, uppertnriver@yahoo.com, 276-628-1600

Please check back soon for details on this cleanup.
Fairfax County TBA, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM PatrickBeach/Fort Belvoir Tammy.Schwab@fairfaxcounty.gov

Check back for details about this event!
http://parktakes.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/

Fairfax County

9/23/2017
9:00 AM  to  11:00 AM

Accotink Creek at Fullerton Road

Friends of Accotink Creek
 steward (at) accotink.org 

Volunteers may find more information and directions at www.accotink.org/2017/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2017.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink" -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

Fairfax County

9/23/2017
12 Noon to 2 PM

Accotink Creek at Franconia-Springfield Parkway 

Friends of Accotink Creek
 steward (at) accotink.org 

Volunteers may find more information and directions at www.accotink.org/2017/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2017.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink" -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

Fairfax County

9/23/2017
3 to 5 PM

Accotink Creek at Telegraph Road 

Friends of Accotink Creek
 steward (at) accotink.org 

Volunteers may find more information and directions at www.accotink.org/2017/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2017.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink" -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

Fairfax Sept 27
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Fort Belvoir For information, contact Kevin Walter, kevin.e.walter8.civ@mail.mil, 703-805-3969

Contact Kevin Walter
Call 703-805-3969 to register.
Site: Tompkins Basin, Fort Belvoir (we provide directions after registration).

Fairfax County

9/30/2017
9:00 AM  to  11:00 AM

Accotink Creek at King Arthur Road 

Friends of Accotink Creek
 steward (at) accotink.org 

Volunteers may find more information and directions at www.accotink.org/2017/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2017.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink" -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

Fairfax County

9/30/2017
12 Noon to 2 PM

Accotink Creek at Little River Turnpike 

Friends of Accotink Creek
 steward (at) accotink.org 

Volunteers may find more information and directions at www.accotink.org/2017/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2017.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink" -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

Fairfax County

9/30/2017
3 to 5 PM

Accotink Creek at Braddock Road 

Friends of Accotink Creek
 steward (at) accotink.org 

Volunteers may find more information and directions at www.accotink.org/2017/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2017.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink" -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

Fairfax, City of

10/7/2017
9:00 AM  to  11:00 AM

Accotink Creek at Pickett Road 

Friends of Accotink Creek
 steward (at) accotink.org 

Volunteers may find more information and directions at www.accotink.org/2017/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2017.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink" -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

Fairfax County

10/7/2017
12 Noon to 2 PM

Accotink Creek at Barkley Drive

Friends of Accotink Creek
 steward (at) accotink.org 

Volunteers may find more information and directions at www.accotink.org/2017/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2017.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink" -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

Fairfax County

10/7/2017
3 to 5 PM

Accotink Creek at Woodburn Road 

Friends of Accotink Creek
 steward (at) accotink.org 

Volunteers may find more information and directions at www.accotink.org/2017/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2017.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink" -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

Fairfax, City of

10/14/2017
9:00 AM  to  11:00 AM

Accotink Creek at Fairfax Blvd 

Friends of Accotink Creek
 steward (at) accotink.org 

Volunteers may find more information and directions at www.accotink.org/2017/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2017.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink" -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

Fairfax, City of

10/14/2017
12 Noon to 2 PM

Accotink Creek at Chain Bridge Road

 

Friends of Accotink Creek
 steward (at) accotink.org 

Volunteers may find more information and directions at www.accotink.org/2017/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2017.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink" -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

Fairfax, CIty of

10/14/2017
3 to 5 PM

Accotink Creek at Old Lee Hwy 

Friends of Accotink Creek
 steward (at) accotink.org 

Volunteers may find more information and directions at www.accotink.org/2017/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2017.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink" -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

Fairfax

9/30/2017                           9:00 AM  to  12:00 PM

Mason Neck State Park (in front of visitor center)

David Stapelton
Mason Neck State Park MasonNeck@dcr.virginia.gov
703-339-2385

Join us in celebrating National Public Lands Day at Mason Neck State Park. We're going to have several "Spruce Up" projects available for volunteers to assist us with and you can take your choice. From simple trail clearing to light carpentry projects we'll put you and your friends or family to work doing something the park will benefit from after a long summer of regular use.
Make sure you wear clothes you can get dirty and will protect you from bugs and the sun.  We'll provide work tools for getting the job done.  Bring your own gloves if you have them.  The park will have a few for those who don't have their own.   After the work is done, stick around and join one of our afternoon programs for some fun while learning about the park and it's resources.
There is free parking/admission for this day.  No extra fee for the event and children are welcome!

Fairfax 10/14/2016
10 AM  to Noon
Snakeden Branch

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

Join us in Reston to clean up the streams and natural areas around the Hunters Woods Village Center, Soapstone Drive, and Cedar Ridge Apartments. Rain or Shine.

To sign up, call: Ha Brock, at 703-435-7986 or email at habrock@reston.org or use the link below to select a site.
http://bit.ly/2017FallCleanup

Fairfax County 10/14/2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Huntley Meadows Park For information, contact Alexandra Johnson, Alexandra.Johnson@fairfaxcounty.gov, 703-768-2525 Be part of the International Coastal Cleanup! Individuals, students, families, scouts and other community groups can help clear out the earth’s arteries by collecting tires, bed springs, bottles, cans and other debris. Give the waterways in your community a clean bill of health and earn the gratitude of your furred, feathered and scaled neighbors. All ages welcome! Wear boots, old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags and appreciation provided. This is a great community service project! Help at one of these sites. Sign up online at this site http://bit.ly/FCPAwatershedClean
Fairfax County 10/14/2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Cub Run RECenter For information, contact Ann Shields, Ann.Shields@fairfaxcounty.gov,
703-817-9407


Be part of the International Coastal Cleanup! Individuals, students, families, scouts and other community groups can help clear out the earth’s arteries by collecting tires, bed springs, bottles, cans and other debris. Give the waterways in your community a clean bill of health and earn the gratitude of your furred, feathered and scaled neighbors. All ages welcome! Wear boots, old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags and appreciation provided. This is a great community service project! Help at one of these sites. Sign up online at this site http://bit.ly/FCPAwatershedClean

Fairfax County 10/14/2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Lake Accotink Park

For information, contact Erin Gray, Erin.Gray@fairfaxcounty.gov, 703-569-3464


Be part of the International Coastal Cleanup! Individuals, students, families, scouts and other community groups can help clear out the earth’s arteries by collecting tires, bed springs, bottles, cans and other debris. Give the waterways in your community a clean bill of health and earn the gratitude of your furred, feathered and scaled neighbors. All ages welcome! Wear boots, old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags and appreciation provided. This is a great community service project! Help at one of these sites. Sign up online at this site http://bit.ly/FCPAwatershedClean

Fairfax County 10/14/2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Lake Fairfax Park

For information, contact Christine Wu, Christine.Wu@fairfaxcounty.gov, 703-471-5415


Be part of the International Coastal Cleanup! Individuals, students, families, scouts and other community groups can help clear out the earth’s arteries by collecting tires, bed springs, bottles, cans and other debris. Give the waterways in your community a clean bill of health and earn the gratitude of your furred, feathered and scaled neighbors. All ages welcome! Wear boots, old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags and appreciation provided. This is a great community service project! Help at one of these sites. Sign up online at this site http://bit.ly/FCPAwatershedClean

Fairfax County 10/14/2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Riverbend Park

For information, contact Julie Gurnee, Julie.Gurnee@fairfaxcounty.gov, 703-759-9018


Be part of the International Coastal Cleanup! Individuals, students, families, scouts and other community groups can help clear out the earth’s arteries by collecting tires, bed springs, bottles, cans and other debris. Give the waterways in your community a clean bill of health and earn the gratitude of your furred, feathered and scaled neighbors. All ages welcome! Wear boots, old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags and appreciation provided. This is a great community service project! Help at one of these sites. Sign up online at this site http://bit.ly/FCPAwatershedClean

Fairfax County 9/16/2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Frying Pan Farm Park For information, contact Patrick Mcnamara, Patrick.Mcnamara@fairfaxcounty.gov, 703-437-9101

Be part of the International Coastal Cleanup! Individuals, students, families, scouts and other community groups can help clear out the earth’s arteries by collecting tires, bed springs, bottles, cans and other debris. Give the waterways in your community a clean bill of health and earn the gratitude of your furred, feathered and scaled neighbors. Wear boots, old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags and appreciation provided. This is a great community service project! Help at one of these sites. Sign up online at this site http://bit.ly/FCPAwatershedClean

Fairfax County 10/14/2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Walney Visitors Center in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park (Flatlick Branch, Big Rocky Run, Cub Run and Frog Branch) For information, contact

Kiersten Conley, Kiersten.Conley@fairfaxcounty.gov, 703-631-0013

 

Be part of the International Coastal Cleanup! Individuals, students, families, scouts and other community groups can help clear out the earth’s arteries by collecting tires, bed springs, bottles, cans and other debris. Give the waterways in your community a clean bill of health and earn the gratitude of your furred, feathered and scaled neighbors. Wear boots, old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags and appreciation provided. This is a great community service project! Help at one of these sites. Sign up online at this site http://bit.ly/FCPAwatershedClean

Fairfax County 10/14/2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Hidden Pond Nature Center(Pohick Creek) For information, contact

Mike McCaffrey, Mike.McCaffrey@fairfaxcounty.gov, 703-451-9588

Be part of the International Coastal Cleanup! Individuals, students, families, scouts and other community groups can help clear out the earth’s arteries by collecting tires, bed springs, bottles, cans and other debris. Give the waterways in your community a clean bill of health and earn the gratitude of your furred, feathered and scaled neighbors. Wear boots, old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags and appreciation provided. This is a great community service project! Help at one of these sites. Sign up online at this site http://bit.ly/FCPAwatershedClean

Fairfax County 10/14/2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Hidden Oaks Nature Center (Roundtree Park-Holmes Run) For information, contact Suzanne Holland, Suzanne.Holland@fairfaxcounty.gov, 703-941-1065

Be part of the International Coastal Cleanup! Individuals, students, families, scouts and other community groups can help clear out the earth’s arteries by collecting tires, bed springs, bottles, cans and other debris. Give the waterways in your community a clean bill of health and earn the gratitude of your furred, feathered and scaled neighbors. Wear boots, old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags and appreciation provided. This is a great community service project! Help at one of these sites. Sign up online at this site http://bit.ly/FCPAwatershedClean

Fairfax 10/14/2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Occoquan River For information, contact German Vanegas, foto@friendsoftheoccoquan.org, 703-624-7124

Join us Saturday, October 14th from 9 am-12 pm for  FOTO’s Occoquan River Clean Up! You can make a difference! Help preserve one of our region’s most important natural resources: The Occoquan River!  Rain or Shine!  Refreshments will be provided. 

**We are in need of boaters to help assist along the waterways at the various sites. Please contact FOTO at 703-624-7124 if you can help us out!**  In FOTO’s efforts to cut down on the use of plastic water bottles we are encouraging volunteers to bring their own refillable water bottles for water drinking purposes. Using refillable water bottles will decrease the amount of pollution that enters our waterways and make clean-up efforts easier.  Friends of the Occoquan www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org Tel. 703-624-7124

Fairfax Station

Saturday, October 14, 2017

9 AM TO 12PM

Fountain Head Park
10875 Hampton Rd.
Fairfax Station, VA 22039


Sonia Monson
703-581-5487

Friends Of The Occoquan Fall River Clean Up

Volunteer by land or water and make a difference!
Rain or Shine.
Refreshments Provided!

Fairfax Sept 27
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Fort Belvoir For information, contact Kevin Walter, kevin.e.walter8.civ@mail.mil, 703-805-3969


Contact Kevin Walter
Call 703-805-3969 to register.
Site: Tompkins Basin, Fort Belvoir (we provide directions after registration).

Franklin

Various Times & Dates!

Call Pam for details.

Smith Mountain Lake and Shoreline

Pam Alford
tlac@sml.us.com
540-721-1203
Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake

Homeowners and business owners  at Smith Mountain Lake are encouraged to clean up their shoreline.  All Boaters are encouraged to pick up debris that is floating in the lake.  The 30th Annual Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake Cleanup runs continuously from May 6th until September 4th.  Your volunteer participation numbers and the data on the types of debris that you report to TLAC will become a part of the International Coastal Cleanup's annual trash index report prepared by the Ocean Conservancy.  Trash bags and gloves are provided.  Registration information and Group Form may be obtained at HERE or call (540) 721-1203

Fredericksburg 9/9/2017, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM MANY sites on the great Rappahannock River! Friends of the Rappahannock
Bryan Hofmann
adam.lynch@riverfriends.org

All river cleanup volunteers must preregister and complete a volunteer waiver. All river cleanup volunteers will be assigned a Cleanup Site and Site Captain prior to the day of the event. Please consider signing up as a part of a group or organization.   http://www.riverfriends.org/events/
          
                       
http://www.riverfriends.org/events/

Gloucester

9/15/2017

TBA 

Gloucester

Kelley Uhlig

Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)

Please check back for details!

Hampton

Details coming soon

20+ sites all over Hampton! Cris Ausink
causink@hampton.gov
(757)727-1158

Please Contact Cris Ausink of Hampton Clean City Commission Environmental Education at (757)727-1158 or email at causink@hampton.gov for information on planned Hampton area clean-ups 
http://www.hampton.gov/179/Clean-City-Commission

Henry County Details coming soon many sites!
Linda Drage
lindad19501@live.com
276-340-9105


Check back soon.  Cleanups in the Martinsville area are being scheduled and will appear here soon!

Hopewell/Petersburg Cleanups may be scheduled by individuals and groups by contacting FOLAR Many cleanup sites available along the Lower Appomattox River Wendy Austin
 GetInvolved@folar-va.org
(804) 861-1666


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.

During September and October,  join other Virginia volunteers by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup with 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 

Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR)
Monument Professional Building
1964 Wakefield St. "  P.O. Box 1808
Petersburg,
http://folar-va.org/

Lorton

Saturday, October 14, 2017

9 AM TO 12PM
Occoquan Regional Park
9751 Ox Road
Lorton, VA 22079


Alex Vanegas
703-674-7847

Friends Of The Occoquan Fall River Clean Up

Volunteer by land or water and make a difference!
Rain or Shine.
Refreshments Provided!

Lakeridge Saturday, October 14, 2017
9 AM TO 12PM
Lake Ridge Marina
12350 Cotton Mill Dr.
Lakeridge, Va 22192


Renate Vanegas
703-674-6659

Friends Of The Occoquan Fall River Clean Up

Volunteer by land or water and make a difference!
Rain or Shine.
Refreshments Provided!

Marion (town of)   Marion Riverwalk For information, contact Carol Doss, uppertnriver@yahoo.com, 276-628-1600

Please check back soon for details on this cleanup

Martinsville (City of) Henry County More details coming soon   Linda Drage
lindad19501@live.com
276-340-9105

Check back soon.  Cleanups in the Martinsville area are being scheduled and will appear here soon!

Newport News Details coming soon Details coming soon  

 

Norfolk

9/30/17

9 AM to Noon

Barraud Park

Alacia Nixson
knb@norfolk.gov
757-41-1347
Keep Norfolk Beautiful

Who’s trash is it anyway? The International Coastal Cleanup in Norfolk will take place on Saturday, September 30 from 9AM - 12PM. The cleanup and beautification event is fueled by volunteer organizations and individuals as a means to change behavior toward cleaner, healthier waterways. Keep Norfolk Beautiful will be by hosting an event at Barraud Park. We will be cleaning along the waterways and painting trash barrels.

Norfolk Saturday, September 30
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ocean View Beach Park
Norfolk, Virginia 23503
609-214-6893

Please join PETA volunteers for a beach cleanup as part of the International Coastal Cleanup initiative! All cleanup materials will be provided. For safety, please wear close toed shoes. We will bring ice water, but bring a reusable water bottle to cut down on waste. Help us help animals by cleaning up the trash in their homes!

We will take a carpool from PETA leaving at 9:15 am. RSVP to Kimberly, KimberlyS@peta.org, 609-214-6893.

WHERE: Ocean View Beach Park
100 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503, see this map: https://goo.gl/maps/vGRTjT2KdUM2

Rain date: Sunday, October 1, 10 am

Norton, City of   Biggest Cleanup in the Smallest City

For information, contact Carol Doss, uppertnriver@yahoo.com,
276-679-0754

Please check back soon for details on this cleanup.
Northampton 9/30/2017
Time: TBA
Fisherman Island
For information, contact Max Lonzanida, max_lonzanida@fws.gov, (757) 331-2760 ext. 114



As a part of National Public Lands Day, Fisherman Island will be conducting a barrier island cleanup and collection of data for the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup in Virginia (Clean Virginia Waterways).  Join other volunteers at this beautiful refuge that is not usually open to the public!   Please check back for details or contact:  Ranger Max Lonzanida at max_lonzanida@fws.gov or (757) 331-2760 Ext. 114

Northampton TBD VA Barrier Island (specific island unknown at this point) Margaret Van Clief
                                             virginiacoastreserve@tnc.org
(757) 414-9227
The Nature Conservancy
This cleanup will take place on a remote barrier island with no facilities, so please be sure to bring everything you may need with you. Suggested items include reusable water bottle, long sleeves, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, snacks. Long pants and closed toed shoes are required. Trash bags, gloves, and a cooler of un-bottled water will be provided. Meeting place TBD. www.nature.org/vcr
Occoquan

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9 AM TO 12PM

Town of Occoquan
314 Mill Street
Occoquan, VA 22125


Kirstyn L.Jovanovich
703-491-1918

Friends Of The Occoquan Fall River Clean Up

Volunteer by land or water and make a difference!
Rain or Shine.
Refreshments Provided!

Petersburg Many dates! Cleanups may be scheduled by individuals and groups by contacting FOLAR.,  to
Hopewell/Petersburg, etc.  (Many cleanup sites available along the Lower Appomattox River)
Wendy Austin
 GetInvolved@folar-va.org
(804) 861-1666

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.

During September and October,  join other Virginia volunteers by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup with 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 

Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR)
Monument Professional Building
1964 Wakefield St. "  P.O. Box 1808
Petersburg,
http://folar-va.org/

Pittsylvania (Danville)

 

10/21/2017
9:30 to 11:30 AM

Dan River

Brian Buchanan
Danville Science Center               
bbuchanan@smv.org
                                            
434-791-5160 Ext. 201

The Fall River Clean Up will meet on the steps of the Danville Science Center's Train Station, located at 677 Craghead Street, Danville, VA. Glove, litter-getters and trash bags will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes and be prepare to get a little dirty. For more information, email Brian Buchanan at bbuchanan@smv.org or phone 434-792-5160 Ext. 201

City of Portsmouth 11/11/2017
9:00 AM  to  11:00 AM
Paradise Creek Nature Park

Sarah Sumoski
ssumoski@elizabethriver.org
757-399-7487
The Elizabeth River Project

Become a River Hero! Help us clean up the park and improve the wetlands of Paradise Creek Nature Park and Paradise Creek, a tributary to the Elizabeth River and Chesapeake Bay. All ages welcome with adult supervision for those under 18. Groups welcome, but please contact us to ensure space. Please call 757-399-7487 or e-mail ssumoski@elizabethriver.org to register.

Powhatan 10 AM to Noon Powhatan State Park

Powhatan State Park
4616 Powhatan State Park Rd., Powhatan, VA 23139
Phone: 804-598-7148   Email Address: powhatan@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/powhatan

Meet at the Playground Area. In honor of National Public Lands Day, we will hike Cabin Trail and pick up trash and debris along the way. Join a park ranger to have some fun and help keep one of our most popular trails clean for future hikers to enjoy. Gloves and trash bags are provided. For more information, call 804-598-7148.

There is free parking/admission for this day. Children welcome!
Prince Edward 9/30/2017 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
High Bridge Trail State Park

For information, contact Craig Guthrie, http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/high-bridge-trail

 

Help our local bird club conduct an informal bird survey of wild birds on our park property and afterwards clean the trail and collect important trash data for the Virginia part of the annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC).  Trash grabbers, garbage bags and gloves will be provided by Clean Virginia Waterways, coordinators of the Virginia ICC.  Dress for the weather, wear good walking shoes (closed toe), and carry water. We recommend bringing binoculars, but the park has some that will be available.  For more information, contact the High Bridge Trail State Park office at 434-315-0457.

Prince Edward

10/21/2017
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

Appomattox River and Various Other Sites For information, contact Lee Woodruff, LeeWoodruff@kinex.net,

 

Volunteers are welcome!  Please join the annual Appomattox River and Waterways Cleanup Event in Prince Edward County.  Rain Date is October 28th.  Event 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 County
10/14/2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Occoquan River For information, contact German Vanegas, foto@friendsoftheoccoquan.org, 703-624-7124

Join us Saturday, October 14th from 9 am-12 pm for  FOTO’s Occoquan River Clean Up! You can make a difference! Help preserve one of our region’s most important natural resources: The Occoquan River!  Rain or Shine!  Refreshments will be provided.  **We are in need of boaters to help assist along the waterways at the various sites. Please contact FOTO at 703-624-7124 if you can help us out!**  In FOTO’s efforts to cut down on the use of plastic water bottles we are encouraging volunteers to bring their own refillable water bottles for water drinking purposes. Using refillable water bottles will decrease the amount of pollution that enters our waterways and make clean-up efforts easier.  Friends of the Occoquan
www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org Tel. 703-624-7124

Prince William County

On Going - Please check Keep Prince William Beautiful's Website

Numerous communities and waterways in Prince William County Lynda Kumelt
info@kpwb.org
(571) 285-3772

Volunteers needed to lead community cleanup projects in Prince William
County. Whether you’re an individual, an organization, or a corporate group, Keep
Prince William Beautiful has the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!  KPWB can support cleanups of any size within
the county.   Cleanups take approximately 3 to 4 hours each,
including the time it takes to file a cleanup report.

In September and October, be a part of the International
Coastal Cleanup (ICC) coordinated in Virginia by Clean Virginia Waterways at Longwood
University!  Pick a needy site, a date and gather volunteers to
help clean up a stream, creek, pond, waterway or an
inland site as well, because trash travels!  Collect
data on the trash using ICC forms and have your site included in the Annual
Trash Index prepared by Ocean Conservancy. 
Information on the ICC and  data
forms are available from KPWB.  Gloves,
vests, trash grabbers and garbage bags usually provided. 

Let KPWB know you are  volunteering  to lead a Virginia Waterways (ICC) Cleanup in
Prince William County at http://kpwb.org/programs/community-cleanups/ 
then get the supplies necessary for the event!

http://kpwb.org/

Pulaski, City of Galaz 09/30/2017
8:00 a.m. To 12:00 p.m.
Ed Dannelly Park/Chestnut Creek Falls Seth McGlouthanlin
276-699-6778
Email Address: NewRiverTrail@dcr.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/new-river-trail

Description: Join us for National Public Lands Day as we participate in the Virginia part of the International Coastal Cleanup and pickup debris and record trash data from the Chestnut Creek Falls area. We will walk to Chestnut Creek Falls picking up trash along the 1.5 mile trek and then around the Falls area. Trash bags will be loaded on a park truck and volunteers will enjoy the 1.5 mile hike back. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water and snacks. There is free parking/admission for this day, no extra event fee and children are welcome!

Pulaski

9/30/2017
1 to 3 PM

Claytor Lake State Park (Beach Parking Lot)

Emily  Newton
Claytor Lake State Park
emily.newton@dcr.virginia.gov

540-643-2500

Join us to keep alive the sprit of unity and compassion and help clean up our waterway by volunteering to help pick up trash/litter along our shores. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. To sign up to volunteer please go to: http://tinyurl.com/zfjplzj
There is free parking/admission for this day. We will be meeting at the swimming area parking lot.

Richmond

10/22/2017
TBA

TBA

Kathy  Clarke
Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District                                           kathy.clarke@nnswcd.org
(804) 313-9102, x101

Please check back for details on this cleanup!
Roanoke, Botetourt 10/7/2017
9 AM to 12 PM

Roanoke Valley and Botetourt County
For information, contact Nikki Holm, info@cleanvalley.org, 540-345-5523

Volunteer teams from all over the Roanoke Valley will join forces to remove trash from our streams, creeks and rivers and their vicinities. Clean your favorite spot along a stream, tributary or river (or get to know a new one). Since 2001, Fall Waterway volunteers have collected over 275 tons of litter and countless tires from our waterways.

Scott 9/30/2017
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Natural Tunnel State Park For information, contact Megan Krager,  Megan.Krager@dcr.virginia.gov, (276) 940-1643

It is nice to do something for other people. Spend a few hours at the park volunteering your time giving back to the community. Natural Tunnel has a variety of projects or opportunities to provide your group, organization, or individually. Join other volunteers cleaning up and collecting data on trash for this year’s International Coastal Cleanup.  Your data will be used in the Ocean Conservancy’s Annual Trash Report that helps provide research for liter abatement initiatives and the trails will be cleaner!  Gloves and bags provided!  If you are interested, call or email Megan.Krager@dcr.virginia.gov. She can arrange an opportunity for you or your group. If you need volunteer hours for grants, scholarships, or school Natural Tunnel can assist by calling (276) 940-1643.  There is free parking/admission for this day.  No extra event fee and children are welcome!

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.

Suffolk 10/28/2017
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Nansemond River - Constants Wharf
For information, contact Wayne Jones, littercontrol@suffolkva.us, 757 514 7604

Join us as we clean the Nasemond River!!

Tazewell TBD Richlands Tire Cleanup For information, contact Carol Doss, uppertnriver@yahoo.com, (276) 628-1600

Please check back soon for details on this cleanup.

Virginia Beach 9/9/2017, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Helen Kuhns
office@lrnow.org
757-962-5398

Interested volunteers should call 757-962-5398 or email dana@lrnow.org to register and receive instructions.
http://www.lynnhavenrivernow.org/

Virginia Beach 9/23/2017
9:00 AM  to  12:00 PM
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Erica Ryder

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Erica_Ryder@fws.gov
 (757)301-7329 ext.3106



Join us for the International Coastal Cleanup at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge! We will meet at the refuge Visitor Center, located at 4005 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. The cleanup will begin at 9:00am on Saturday, September 23, 2017. We will not only clean the beach but we will also document the trash we find to add to the Ocean Conservancy's Ocean Trash Index. Call to sign up!

Virginia Beach 9/30/2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM First Landing State Park For information, contact Erin McManama, Erin.McManama@dcr.virginia.gov , 757-412-2300

First Landing is participating in the International Coastal Clean Up with beach clean up. Join the world's largest volunteer effort for ocean health. What better way to serve your community than by keeping the waterways free of trash? Nearly nine million volunteers from 152 countries and locations have cleaned 145 million pounds of trash from the shores of lakes, streams, rivers, and the ocean on just one day each year.   If you would like to participate in this event you must pre-register by emailing your name and the number of participants you are planning to bring to Erin.McManama@dcr.virginia.gov   There is no admission for this event, free parking and children are welcome. 

Virginia Beach 11/1/17
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Virginia Beach Oceanfront Christina Trapani
Virginia Beach Hotel Association
(757) 613-5683
beachycleanvabeach@gmail.com

Join the Virginia Beach Hotel Association and Keep It Beachy Clean for our third annual Keep It Beachy Clean Cleanup! Meet on the boardwalk next to the 15th Street pier and help us cleanup the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. We will provide gloves, bags, data cards, pencils and some Keep It Beachy Clean swag for those who join us. Be sure to bring water, sunscreen and appropriate attire for the weather.

Warren 9/30/2017 11:00 AM to 2ish PM Shenandoah River State Park (Shenandoah River) For information, contact: shenandoahriverstateparkfriend@gmail.com, (540) 622-6840 (Donna at the Park)

Come one, come all to the NINTH annual river cleanup at Shenandoah River State Park!  This is your way to show how much you love this beautiful scenic river that is so much a part of our community.  Meet at the Park canoe landing near Picnic Shelter #1 Saturday, September 30 at 11:00 am.  Please call Donna at the Park at (540) 622-6840 to sign up and reserve a canoe to use at the cleanup.  The first 20 canoes are free!
Front Royal is known as the “Canoe Capital of Virginia”.  We all want to keep the Shenandoah River clean of trash that accumulates from local use as well as that which is washed downstream. Front Royal Canoe Company and the Downriver Canoe Company have generously offered the use of 20 of their canoes free to the first 40 people who sign up – so bring a friend!  Participants must be 6 years of age and older.  All personal canoes are also welcome.  We’ll meet at 11:00 am at the State Park canoe landing.  Tell the attendant at the Contact Station you're volunteering at the River Cleanup, and the Park entrance fee will be waived.  Then we'll be transported to the Bentonville bridge parking area, where we will put in and float down to the State Park canoe landing, picking up trash as we go.  It should take approximately 3 hours.  Also, anyone who wants to help on shore by picking up trash along the river bank and trails is welcome to participate as well. This event is hosted by The Friends of the Shenandoah River State Park. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your neighbors, help your community and enjoy your beautiful, local State Park.

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

You too can support this annual statewide cleanup event! Please consider a donation to support our work! Learn more.

 

 

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