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Virginia Waterways Cleanup Events for Fall 2018 (updated often as new cleanup events are planned!)

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

Hurricane Florence Update:

MANY of our cleanup events are being rescheduled due to the hurricane. Please contact Site Captains to confirm the date and time of the cleanup you are interested in attending. Post-hurricane cleanups are important so we hope you will join your friends at a local cleanup!

  Map of hurricane florence on September 12, 2018.

 

About the Virginia Waterways Cleanup
  • This statewide event is part of the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup!
  • 2018: Clean Virginia Waterways celebrates our 24th year of organizing the ICC 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 104,000 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.

Click here for a Site Captain Signup and Supply Form.

Click here to learn how to be a Site Captain.

YEAR-ROUND: You can record data from your cleanups using "Clean Swell" on your smart phone...from the Ocean Conservancy.
 
County or Town Date & Time Cleanup Location Contact Information Details
Abingdon

Oct 21

2 to 4 PM

Muster Grounds    
Accomack Sept 22. Call for details! Chincoteague NWR Annual Beach Clean-up Site Captain: Chase Sands
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
For more information: 757-336-6122 x 2315

This is one of the biggest ICC events in Virginia! Help us clean our beautiful beaches. Please meet at the Chincoteague NWR Visitor Center at 9 AM.
This will be a day you will remember!

Albemarle County (Charlottesville) Check back for details!

FIVE SITES!

Rivanna River at 1) Free Bridge 2) Riverview Park 3) Pollacks Branch, 4) Meadow Creek and 5) Schenks Branch.

Site Captain: Robbi Savage
Rivanna Conservation Alliance
For more information: 434-97 RIVER (434-977-4837)
Exec@rivannariver.org

The Rivanna Conservation Alliance protects the Rivanna River and its tributaries through community involvement, conservation, education, recreation, restoration, water-quality monitoring and reporting. Our fall cleanup sites and dates will be posted soon! Please join us!

www.rivannariver.org

Alexandra (near Old Town)

Sept 15, 2018

9 AM to Noon

Riverside Park (part of the National Park Service) Stephen Fahy

This is one of the lovely parks that are part of the National Park Service's George Washington Parkway. It is located south of Old Town Alexandria. See Map for location. Please come on out and help us clean the Potomac River! You can even ride your bike to this park (but there is lots of parking too).

 

City of Alexandria 9/15/2018 9 – 11 AM Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison Street, Alexandria Site Captain: Wisdom Gbediame
City of Alexandria (Stormwater Management)
For more information: 703 746 4071
wisdom.gbediame@alexandriava.gov

Join us for this annual cleanup of beautiful Oronoco Bay. The City of Alexandria has chosen to join millions across the globe to hold our event on 9/15/2018 from 9 – 11 AM. We will be cleaning up Oronoco Bay Park at 100 Madison Street in Alexandria. 

Appomattox 9/22/2018
2 PM to 4 PM
Holliday Lake Site Captain: Evan Spears
Holliday Lake State Park
For more information: 434-248-6308
evan.spears@dcr.virginia.gov


In cooperation with the National Environmental Education Foundation and Clean Virginia Waterways, Holliday Lake State Park will be holding a lake and trail cleanup event during National Public Lands Day and the International Coastal Cleanup. Pre-registration is appreciated! Come join us.

 

Arlington 9/15/18
10 AM to 12 PM
Barcroft Park,
3308 S Stafford St, Arlington
Joslin Gallatin
joslin@ecoactionarlington.org or 703-228-6418; cell: 703-209-7401

Please sign up at: https://www.ecoactionarlington.org/
We will meet at the refreshment kiosk near the baseball fields and the covered parking lot. This is a great group of people, and we are eager to see you at this annual cleanup event!

Buchanan County Several dates Several sites

Site Captain: Carol Doss
Upper Tennessee River Roundtable
For more information:
upperTNriver@yahoo.com

Every fall, the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable welcomes volunteers to participate in its many river cleanups. Check back for details...or contact us if you want to be a leader of a cleanup.
Carroll TBD Big Reed Island Creek Site Captain: Charlie Whittle
Carroll County Democratic Committee
For more information: 276-728-0036
cwhitjr@embarqmail.com

This will be a cleanup on Big Reed Island Creek. Meeting at Silverleaf Road bridge at the creek. Cleanup at start and finish on foot. Canoes or kayaks for the mile and a half on the creek.


More details later.
Charlottesville Check back for details!

FIVE SITES!


Rivanna River at 1) Free Bridge 2) Riverview Park 3) Pollacks Branch, 4) Meadow Creek and 5) Schenks Branch.

Site Captain: Robbi Savage
Rivanna Conservation Alliance
For more information: 434-97 RIVER (434-977-4837)
Exec@rivannariver.org

The Rivanna Conservation Alliance protects the Rivanna River and its tributaries through community involvement, conservation, education, recreation, restoration, water-quality monitoring and reporting. Our fall cleanup sites and dates will be posted soon! Please join us!

www.rivannariver.org

Colonial Heights NEW DATE 9/29/18
8 AM to 10 AM
Appamatuck Park Site Captain: Michael Lewis
mlewis91@yahoo.com or 804.720.9701
Come help cleanup Appamatuck Park! Bring your own insect spray, bottled water and wear shoes fit for walking on wet / muddy ground.
Dickenson County Several dates Several sites

Site Captain: Carol Doss
Upper Tennessee River Roundtable
For more information:
upperTNriver@yahoo.com

Every fall, the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable welcomes volunteers to participate in its many river cleanups. Check back for details...or contact us if you want to be a leader of a cleanup.
Fairfax County/ Fairfax City Sept. 15, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Accotink Creek at King Arthur Road  Friends of Accotink Creek contact@accotink.org Volunteers may find more information and directions HERE. Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!
Fairfax County/ Fairfax City Sept. 15, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Accotink Creek at Little River Tpk  Friends of Accotink Creek contact@accotink.org Volunteers may find more information and directions HERE. Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!
Fairfax County/ Fairfax City Sept. 15, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Accotink Creek at Braddock Road Friends of Accotink Creek contact@accotink.org Volunteers may find more information and directions HERE. Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!
Fairfax County New Date: Oct 13, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Roundtree Park Site Captain: Suzanne Holland
Fairfax Co. Park Authority Hidden Oaks Nature Center
For more information: 703-941-1065
http://fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/volunteer

Assist with clean-up of this stream valley park located at 3329 Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042. Meet at the picnic shelter. Bring work gloves, wear closed toe shoes, bring water and insect repellant. Naturalists will highlight areas to clean and make sure that all know how to recognize poison ivy. For details go to http://fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/volunteer

Fairfax County Sept 29, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Lake Fairfax Park TBD. Check back for details.  
Fairfax County Sept 22, 2018
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mason Neck State Park Site Captain: Elizabeth Thakkar
Mason Neck State Park
For more information: 703-339-2380
masonneck@dcr.virginia.gov

Please meet us at the Mason Neck State Park Visitor Center on September 22nd at 9:00 am. We will provide all necessary materials for the coastal cleanup.

Fairfax Sept 22, 2018
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Kingstowne Ward Site Captain: Blake Burneson
Kingstowne Ward - LDS Church
For more information: 3147402655
BBSTL81@yahoo.com


We are an LDS church group participating in Day to Serve. We are helping the environment by cleaning local streams in our area. Join us to help keep our streams, rivers, bays, and oceans clean!

 

Fairfax County/ Fairfax City Sept. 29, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Accotink Creek at at Pickett Road

Friends of Accotink Creek contact@accotink.org

Volunteers may find more information and directions HERE. Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!
Fairfax County/ Fairfax City Sept. 29, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Accotink Creek at at Barkley Dr Friends of Accotink Creek contact@accotink.org Volunteers may find more information and directions HERE. Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!
Fairfax County/ Fairfax City Sept. 29, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Accotink Creek at at Woodburn Road

Friends of Accotink Creek contact@accotink.org

Volunteers may find more information and directions HERE. Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!
Fairfax County/ Fairfax City Oct 6, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Accotink Creek at at Fairfax Blvd Friends of Accotink Creek contact@accotink.org Volunteers may find more information and directions HERE. Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!
Fairfax County/ Fairfax City Oct 6, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Accotink Creek at at Chain Bridge Road Friends of Accotink Creek contact@accotink.org Volunteers may find more information and directions HERE. Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!
Fairfax County/ Fairfax City Oct 6, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Accotink Creek at at Old Lee Hwy Friends of Accotink Creek contact@accotink.org Volunteers may find more information and directions HERE. Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!
Fairfax County Saturday, Oct. 13
9 AM to 12 Noon
Hidden Pond Nature Center and adjacent Pohick Stream Valley area to Hidden Pond Park Site Captain: Mike Mccaffrey
Hidden Pond Nature Center
For more information: 703-451-9588
mike.mccaffrey@fairfaxcounty.gov
Meet at the Hidden Pond Nature Center, wear footwear that can get wet/muddy, bring gloves. Clean up will focus on tributary that feeds into the pond, the pond, 1/2 mile section of Pohick Creek running south of Old Keene Mill Road, woodland marsh/wetland areas, and tributary feeding into the Pohick Creek running from the Orange Hunt neighborhood in Springfield.
Fairfax and Prince William County

Saturday, Oct. 13
9 AM to 12 Noon

Rain or Shine

Lake Ridge Marina

12350 Cotton Mill Dr., Lakeridge, VA 22192


Renate Vanegas, Friends of the Occoquan

703-674-6659

We need you! Friends of the Occoquan Fall River Clean Up. Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 AM to 12 PM. Choose one of our 5 locations (Lakeridge Marina, Town of Occoquan, Bull Run Marina, Fountainhead Park, Occoquan Regional Park) and volunteer by land or water and make a difference. Rain or Shine! Refreshments provided. 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 landfills.

**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!**

Fairfax and Prince William County

Saturday, Oct. 13
9 AM to 12 Noon

Rain or Shine

Town of Occoquan

314 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA 22125

 


Julie Little, Friends of the Occoquan

703-491-2168

We need you! Friends of the Occoquan Fall River Clean Up. Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 AM to 12 PM. Choose one of our 5 locations (Lakeridge Marina, Town of Occoquan, Bull Run Marina, Fountainhead Park, Occoquan Regional Park) and volunteer by land or water and make a difference. Rain or Shine! Refreshments provided. 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 landfills.

**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!**

Fairfax and Prince William County

Saturday, Oct. 13
9 AM to 12 Noon

Rain or Shine

Bull Run Marina

12619 Old Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, VA 20125

 

German Vanegas, Friends of the Occoquan

703-624-7124

We need you! Friends of the Occoquan Fall River Clean Up. Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 AM to 12 PM. Choose one of our 5 locations (Lakeridge Marina, Town of Occoquan, Bull Run Marina, Fountainhead Park, Occoquan Regional Park) and volunteer by land or water and make a difference. Rain or Shine! Refreshments provided. 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 landfills.

**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!**

Fairfax and Prince William County

Saturday, Oct. 13
9 AM to 12 Noon

Rain or Shine

Fountain Head Park

10875 Hampton Rd., Fairfax Station, VA 22039

 

Sonia Monson, Friends of the Occoquan

703-581-5487

We need you! Friends of the Occoquan Fall River Clean Up. Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 AM to 12 PM. Choose one of our 5 locations (Lakeridge Marina, Town of Occoquan, Bull Run Marina, Fountainhead Park, Occoquan Regional Park) and volunteer by land or water and make a difference. Rain or Shine! Refreshments provided. 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 landfills.

**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!**

Fairfax and Prince William County

Saturday, Oct. 13
9 AM to 12 Noon

Rain or Shine

Occoquan Regional Park

9751 Ox Road, Lorton, VA  22079

 

Site Captain: John Houser, 703-690-2121
Friends of the Occoquan
For more information: 703-581-5487
foto@friendsoftheoccoquan.org

We need you! Friends of the Occoquan Fall River Clean Up. Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 AM to 12 PM. Choose one of our 5 locations (Lakeridge Marina, Town of Occoquan, Bull Run Marina, Fountainhead Park, Occoquan Regional Park) and volunteer by land or water and make a difference. Rain or Shine! Refreshments provided. 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 landfills.

**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!**

Fairfax

Sept 22, 2018
9 AM to 11:30 AM

Ellanor C. Lawrence ParkChantilly
5040 Walney Road, Chantilly

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

 

Keep our waters clean. Collect trash from streams and trails. Compile and report results. Great for school or scout service hours. To sign up please visit: https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1380&class=OppDetails&oppGuid={DEA37887-E045-442B-AFDE-230371F445BF}&t=Ellanor-C.-Lawrence-Watershed-Clean-up

Fairfax Saturday, Oct. 13
9 AM to 12 Noon
Riverbend Park & Scott's Run Nature PreserveGreat Falls
8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls
Espinoza Valeria
valeria.espinoza@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-759-9018

Meet us at Riverbend Park's Visitor Center! There is parking available on site. Please wear close-toed shoes and outdoor gear.

Website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend
Fairfax 10/13/2018 9:00am 11:30 Cub Run RECenterChantilly
4630 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly
Annie Shields
ann.shields@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703 814-7788

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 out at Cub Run RECenter.

Students 16 and older are most welcome. If you are not yet 16, we ask that you bring along a participating adult to work with you.

Fairfax County 10/13/18
9 AM to 12 Noon
Lake Accotink Park Site Captain:  Erin Gray
Phone: 703-569-0285

Kake Accotink Park's annual Fall Clean Up day will be meeting outside the snack bar in our marina. We will have tables set up with trash bags, latex gloves, and limited trash grabbers to reach difficult locations. Please dress for the weather that day and bring a bottle of water should you need it. If you have any questions please feel free to call our visitor center at the phone number listed. Or check out our website at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lake-accotink/

Fairfax 10/13/18
9 AM to 11:30 AM
Riverbend ParkGreat Falls
8700 Potomac Hills St, Great Falls

Julie Gurnee
julie.gurnee@fairfaxcounty.gov or

703-759-9018

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. Meet at the Riverbend Park Visitor Center Deck. Wear boots or shoes that can get muddy. Sunscreen and hats recommended. Call 703-759-9018 for more information or questions

Fairfax County

(Reston)

10/20/18
10 AM to 12 PM

Hunters Woods

The site is down the path near the Rite Aid, 2260 Hunters Woods Plaza, Reston, VA 20191

Site Captain: Nicki Bellezza
Reston Association
For more information: 703-435-7986
habrock@reston.org

Please register through our Volunteer Reston Manager Ha Brock.  The site is down the path near the Rite Aid, 2260 Hunters Woods Plaza, Reston, VA 2019. We hope to see you there!

City of Alexandria TBD Oronoco Bay/ Four Mile Run Site Captain: Wisdom Gbediame
City of Alexandria (Stormwater Management)
For more information: 703-746-4071
wisdom.gbediame@alexandriava.gov


Join us for this annual cleanup of beautiful Oronoco Bay. Details coming soon!

Farmville,VA 10/27/2018
9 AM to 12 Noon
Appomattox RIver in Farmville Site Captain: Lee Woodruff
Friends of the Appomattox River
For more information:
leewoodruff@kinex.net


The beautiful, peaceful Appomattox River needs your help! Our rain date is Nov 3. Please pre-register for this event.

Fort Belvoir September 17-28, 2018 Fort Belvoir GarrisonFort Belvoir
9430 Jackson Loop, Fort Belvoir
Dina Huynh
dina.t.huynh.ctr@mail.mil or 703-806-3847

Join the Fort Belvoir DPW Environmental and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) September 17-28, 2018 in recognizing National Public Lands Day by assisting us in cleaning up the Garrison. We ask that Directorates and individuals register to join the clean-up efforts across the Garrison by spending a couple hours during the week picking up trash outdoors around your facilities and using the opportunity to identify outdoor sources of pollution and litter to be eliminated. Clean-up efforts can take place around your building, during PT, or at any other designated location on the Garrison. If you would like information on specific areas in need of attention, please contact the DPW ENRD POC to coordinate. Gloves and trash bags will be provided to all those that RSVP. DPW ENRD personnel will be coming around to registered Directorates and Units to take pictures and document efforts across the Garrison for publication in the Fort Belvoir Eagle. Register no later than 10 September 2018 by contacting the DPW ENRD POC and providing the following information: facility name, estimated number of volunteers, and POC name, phone number, and email address.

Fredericksburg 10/6/2018
8:30 AM to 12:30 AM

Rappahannock River --

Multiple Sites

Site Captain: Adam Lynch
Friends of the Rappahannock
540-373-3448 x 115
cleanups@riverfriends.org

Join the Friends of the Rappahannock and the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce for our annual Big Fall Cleanup on Saturday October 6, 2018. Cleanup crews will be canvassing the Rappahannock and nearby tributaries for tires, bottles, and other litter to keep our waterways clean. More details available at https://www.riverfriends.org/event/big-fall-cleanup-2018/

Hampton Date & Time TBD 5th St bridge /Long Creek along water bordering Richmond Rd.  Site Captain: Cris Ausink
Hampton City Clean Commission
757-727-1158
causink@hampton.gov
This is a challenging cleanup so volunteers must pre-register by sending an email to causink@hampton.gov
Hampton Date & Time TBD Blue Bird Gap Farm shoreline along Newmarket Ck. By Boat toAberdeen bridge  Site Captain: Cris Ausink
Hampton City Clean Commission
757-727-1158
causink@hampton.gov
This is a challenging cleanup so volunteers must pre-register by sending an email to causink@hampton.gov. We are looking for experienced boaters for this cleanup. Join us!
Hampton Date & Time TBD Dandy Haven Marina shoreline - Back River Site Captain: Cris Ausink
Hampton City Clean Commission
757-727-1158
causink@hampton.gov
This cleanup needs volunteers who are 18 years or old. Pre-register by sending an email to causink@hampton.gov
Hampton Date & Time TBD Grandview Island Site Captain: Cris Ausink
Hampton City Clean Commission
757-727-1158
causink@hampton.gov
Join us for this cleanup of Grandview Island! Open to Grandview Island residents. Pre-register by sending an email to causink@hampton.gov 
Hampton Date & Time TBD Pembroke Spit-old Butler Bickford Bridge- Hampton River Site Captain: Cris Ausink
Hampton City Clean Commission
757-727-1158
causink@hampton.gov
Are you an experienced kayaker? Then please join us! You must have your own kayak & life jacket.  Volunteers must pre-register by sending an email to causink@hampton.gov
Marion (Town of) Oct 20 10 AM to NOON Riverbend Park in Marion

Site Captain: Carol Doss
Upper Tennessee River Roundtable
For more information:
upperTNriver@yahoo.com

Trash and Treats! Join us for this cleanup! Every fall, the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable welcomes volunteers to participate in its many river cleanups. Check back for details...or contact us if you want to be a leader of a cleanup.
Marion (Town of) Oct 20 10 AM to NOON Downtown Marion at Hurricane Alley

Site Captain: Carol Doss
Upper Tennessee River Roundtable
For more information:
upperTNriver@yahoo.com

Trash and Treats! Join us for this cleanup! Every fall, the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable welcomes volunteers to participate in its many river cleanups. Check back for details...or contact us if you want to be a leader of a cleanup.
Martinsville 10/6/18
10 AM to 1 PM
J Frank Wilson City Park Site Captain:  Linda Drage
Phone: 276-340-9105
Email: lindad19501@live.com
Meet your new friends at this fun annual cleanup!

Wear long pant & old shoes & a hat. We will meet at the Lower Shelter. We will provide Bags & Grabbers. A Prize for the most unusual item found.

Middlesex

(Deltaville)

Will be held week of Sept 17 or later. Call for details!
Broad Creek South Site Captain: Onna Grimm
Deltaville Yachting Center
For more information: 804-776-9898
info@dycboat.com
Please call for details -- we have had to reschedule this due to Hurricane F preparations. Please meet at the Deltaville Yachting Center office at 11 am.  Wear work clothes , boots and gloves.  We will work together on clean up and tally of items found along south end of Broad Creek and DYC marina basin. Thank you!
Norfolk September 10 through October 31 19+ locations. Contact Keep Norfolk Beautiful for details

Site Captain: Jackson Fleta
Keep Norfolk Beautiful
For more information: 757-441-1347
Knb@norfolk.gov

or Morgan DeWeese, Keep Norfolk Beautiful at 757-441-1347 Morgan.DeWeese@norfolk.gov

Keep Norfolk Beautiful is hosting the annual International Coastal Cleanup September 10 – October 31. Join the international volunteer opportunity to collect, track, and remove litter from Norfolk’s beaches and waterways. Here are three ways you can get involved:
1. Host your own cleanup
2. Join an existing cleanup
3. Volunteer at anInternational Coastal Cleanup event
Recognition Day: Saturday, September 15

Register at Norfolk.gov/knb

Norton, City of Several dates Several sites

Site Captain: Carol Doss
Upper Tennessee River Roundtable
For more information:
upperTNriver@yahoo.com

Every fall, the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable welcomes volunteers to participate in its many river cleanups. Check back for details...or contact us if you want to be a leader of a cleanup.
Pennington Gap Several dates Several sites

Site Captain: Carol Doss
Upper Tennessee River Roundtable
For more information:
upperTNriver@yahoo.com

Every fall, the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable welcomes volunteers to participate in its many river cleanups. Check back for details...or contact us if you want to be a leader of a cleanup.

Prince Edward County (near Farmville)

A Saturday in October -- to be determined Near the Longwood University campus Site Captain: Katie Register
Clean VA Waterways
For more information: call 434-395-2602 or registerkm@longwood.edu
Clean Virginia Waterways of Longwood University organizes the International Coastal Cleanup throughout ALL of Virginia, and also in our "backyard" around Farmville! If you live near Farmville, please contact us about some of our local cleanup events. We usually do cleanups at Sandy River Reservoir, Saylers Creek in Rice, Gross Creek in Farmville, and other local spots. Call 434-395-2602 for details.
Prince William County and Fairfax Saturday, Oct. 13
9 AM to 12 Noon

FIVE SITES!

Lakeridge Marina,
Town of Occoquan, Fountainhead Park, Occoquan Regional Park, Bull Run Marina

Site Captain: Sonia Monson
Friends of the Occoquan
For more information: 703-581-5487
foto@friendsoftheoccoquan.org

We need you! Friends of the Occoquan Fall River Clean Up. Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 AM to 12 PM. Choose one of our 5 locations (Lakeridge Marina, Town of Occoquan, Bull Run Marina, Fountainhead Park, Occoquan Regional Park) and volunteer by land or water and make a difference. Rain or Shine! Refreshments provided. 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 landfills.

Prince Edward (in Farmville) 10/27/2018
9 AM to 12 PM
Appomattox RIver in Farmville Site Captain: Lee Woodruff
Friends of the Appomattox River
For more information:
leewoodruff@kinex.net


Our rain date is Nov 3. Please pre-register for this event.

Prince William County
Many sites and many dates! Various sites throughout Prince William County Site Captain: Lynda Kummelt
Keep Prince William Beautiful
For more information: 571-285-3772
info@kpwb.org

Please contact Keep Prince William Beautiful if you are interested in organizing a Community Cleanup in your neighborhood. Information can be found at www.kpwb.org. KPWB provides trash bags, glove, vests, and trash grabbers for your cleanup.

Richmond County Oct 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM Jones Creek Boat Landing

Site Captain: Kathy Clarke
kathy.clarke@nnswcd.org

or kathleen.watson@nnswcd.org

804 313 9102


Let's clean the beautiful Northern Neck of Virginia! This is a volunteer opportunity for students and families alike. Supplies, drinks and snacks will be provided. Please dress appropriately for the weather and conditions. Call for directions.

Roanoke Valley 10/6/18
8 AM to 12 PM

Clean Valley's Fall Waterways Cleanup--

Dozens of Sites!

Site Captain: Nikki Holm
Clean Valley Council
For more information: 5403455523
info@cleanvalley.org

Every year 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. Commonly found items include bottles, cans, cigarette butts, bait cans, and plastic bags as well as some more unusual items such as bikes, a Desoto hubcap, diapers, a full furniture suite, toys, refrigerators, and more.

Please join in by registering your team today.

This is a “surf and turf” event so you may choose to work in your neighborhood, park or special site if you can’t work near a stream or river. We don’t want small fries on the rivers but they can help in a park or by a small stream. Supplies are provided. Register online or download a registration form and email to info@cleanvalley.org

Thanks in advance for being part of the team that keeps our Valley, streams, and rivers clean! We couldn’t do it without our fantastic, dedicated volunteers.
http://cleanvalley.org/events/fall-waterway-cleanup/

Shenandoah 9/29/18
9 AM to Noon
Seven Bends State Park in Woodstock Site Captain:  Concha Mendoza
Phone: 540-459-8550
Email: friends@fnfsr.org

Celebrate Public Lands Day on September 29th from 9am to noon with a work day at Seven Bends State Park in Woodstock, VA. Come ready for trash pickup, trail work, brush cutting, planting, and more. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring gloves if you have them. We plan to meet at the Lupton Bridge park entrance at 9am. Details subject to change. Visit: sevenbends.info or www.fnfsr.org for more information.

Smyth County

Marion (Town of)

Oct 20 10 AM to NOON Riverbend Park in Marion

Site Captain: Carol Doss
Upper Tennessee River Roundtable
For more information:
upperTNriver@yahoo.com

Trash and Treats! Join us for this cleanup! Every fall, the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable welcomes volunteers to participate in its many river cleanups. Check back for details...or contact us if you want to be a leader of a cleanup.
Smyth County Marion (Town of) Oct 20 10 AM to NOON Downtown Marion at Hurricane Alley

Site Captain: Carol Doss
Upper Tennessee River Roundtable
For more information:
upperTNriver@yahoo.com

Trash and Treats! Join us for this cleanup! Every fall, the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable welcomes volunteers to participate in its many river cleanups. Check back for details...or contact us if you want to be a leader of a cleanup.
Spotsylvania 9/8/18
9 AM to 1 PM
Lake Anna State Park Site Captain: Lauri Schular
Lake Anna State Park
For more information: 540-854-6245
lauri.schular@dcr.virginia.gov


This event coordinates with the National Day of Service that all VA State Parks are planning. Come join us for this cleanup!

 

Spotsylvania 10/6/2018
8:30 AM to 12:30 AM

Rappahannock River --

Multiple Sites

Site Captain: Adam Lynch
Friends of the Rappahannock
540-373-3448 x 115
cleanups@riverfriends.org

Join the Friends of the Rappahannock and the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce for our annual Big Fall Cleanup on Saturday October 6, 2018. Cleanup crews will be canvassing the Rappahannock and nearby tributaries for tires, bottles, and other litter to keep our waterways clean. More details available at https://www.riverfriends.org/event/big-fall-cleanup-2018/

Sufflok

10/27/18

9 AM to 12 Noon

Nansemond River

Waynes Jones, Keep Suffolk Beautiful 757-514-7604

littercontrol@suffolkva.us

Join us for a fun morning on the river cleaning up the wetlands. We will be removing litter and debris from the downtown part of the Nansemond River. Must supply own watercraft but litter grabbers and bags will be provided. Don't have a boat? No worries, you can help on land cleaning up litter before it makes it to the river. Hope you can make it!
Tazwell County Several dates Several sites

Site Captain: Carol Doss
Upper Tennessee River Roundtable
For more information:
upperTNriver@yahoo.com

Every fall, the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable welcomes volunteers to participate in its many river cleanups. Check back for details...or contact us if you want to be a leader of a cleanup.
Virginia Beach NEW DATE: 10/2718
9 AM to 11:30 AM

Virginia Aquarium:

717 General Booth Blvd, VA Beach

Owls Creek/Rudee Inlet

Site Captain: Mark Swingle
aquavols@virginiaaquarium.com or 757-385-0326

Please pre-register so we can plan!

A DAY YOU WILL REMEMBER! Please sign up to volunteer no later than noon on Wednesday September 12. Volunteers will assist with cleaning Virginia Aquarium’s campus and areas the Aquarium has adopted through the City of Virginia Beach Adopt a Waterway program along Owls Creek and Rudee Inlet. Aquarium grounds include parking lots, nature trail, the area surrounding Owls Creek/Rudee Inlet and walking/bike trail. Tasks involve removing/recycling trash and debris. This is an outdoor project, therefore; volunteers are subject to the weather conditions.The best clothing to wear – loose, light colored clothing and hard sole closed-toed shoes. If it’s a very hot day, shorts may be worn; however long pants may be desired. Wear clothing you don’t mind getting wet or dirty. The Aquarium will provide the necessary clean-up tools. Please bring your own work/garden gloves, water, insect repellent and sunscreen.

Virginia Beach 9/15/18
9 AM to 1 PM

False Cape State Park

Site Captain: Alexa Taylor
False.cape@dcr.virginia.gov or

757-426-7128

International Coastal Cleanup is the largest and most successful volunteer event of its kind. Since 1986 thousands of volunteers from around the globe have cleared over 100 million pounds of trash from 170,000 miles of shorelines, rivers, lakes, and wetlands.
Virginia Beach 9/22/18
9 AM to 12 PM

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

4005 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Site Captain: Erica Ryder
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
For more information: 757-301-7329 ext.3106
Erica_Ryder@fws.gov

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is looking for volunteers to help with this year's International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 22. This is also National Public Lands Day, a great day to enjoy your public lands and help clean up the beaches! All volunteers must register for this event by calling (757)301-7329 ext.3106. Please call early to ensure your spot!

Volunteers will meet refuge staff at the Back Bay NWR Visitor Center, located at 4005 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. All volunteers should bring hats, water bottles and sturdy shoes for walking on the beach.

Virginia Beach Nov 7, 2018 3:30 to 5 PM Virginia Beach Oceanfront Site Captain:: Christina Trapani beachycleanvabeach@gmail.com 757-613-5683 Join Keep It Beachy Clean and the Virginia Beach Hotel Association for their fourth annual Beachy Clean Oceanfront Cleanup! We will be meeting at 3:30 at the Jumping Shrimp inside the Sheraton Four Points on 12th Street. The cleanup will start at 4:00 pm and end at 5:00 pm. Join us for an after cleanup Happy Hour at the Jumping Shrimp.
Warren County (Bentonville) Sunday, September 23, 2018
11 AM to 2 PM
Shenandoah River at Shenandoah River State Park Site Captain: Richard Fox
Friends of Shenandoah River State Park
For more information: 540-622-6840

ANNUAL SHENANDOAH RIVER CLEANUP

Come one, come all to the TENTH 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 Sunday, September 23 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
Warsaw (in Richmond County) Oct 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM Jones Creek Boat Landing near Warsaw

Site Captain: Kathy Clarke
kathy.clarke@nnswcd.org

or kathleen.watson@nnswcd.org

804 313 9102


Let's clean the beautiful Northern Neck of Virginia! This is a volunteer opportunity for students and families alike. Supplies, drinks and snacks will be provided. Please dress appropriately for the weather and conditions. Call for directions.

Washington County Several dates Several sites

Site Captain: Carol Doss
Upper Tennessee River Roundtable
For more information:
upperTNriver@yahoo.com

Every fall, the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable welcomes volunteers to participate in its many river cleanups. Check back for details...or contact us if you want to be a leader of a cleanup.
 

10/20/2018

10 AM to 12 NOON

York River State Park

9801 York River Park Road, Williamsburg, VA

Site Captain: John Gresham

yorkriver@dcr.virginia.gov
757-566-3036

 

The York River is one of America’s most historic and scenic waterways. Help preserve its beauty with a couple of hours of combing the shoreline and trails for unwanted debris. Meet at the park Visitor Center. Bring water and wear clothing to get dirty in.
Woodstock 9/29/18
9 AM to Noon
Seven Bends State Park in Woodstock Site Captain:  Concha Mendoza
Phone: 540-459-8550
Email: friends@fnfsr.org

Public Lands Day on September 29th from 9am to noon with a work day at Seven Bends State Park in Woodstock, VA, as part of the 2018 Virginia Waterways Cleanup and the Ocean Conservancy's 2018 International Coastal Cleanup. Come ready for trash pickup, trail work, brush cutting, planting, and more. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring gloves if you have them. We plan to meet at the Lupton Bridge park entrance at 9am. Details subject to change. Visit: sevenbends.info or www.fnfsr.org for more information.

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.

 

 

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!

 



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