Virginia Waterways Cleanup Events for Fall 2018

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

WOW -- Hurricane Florence & Michael could not stop our volunteers in 2018!

Thank you to all our 2018 volunteers and the incredible Site Captains -- many of whom rescheduled their cleanup events several times due to storms and flooding

Clean Virginia Waterways staff and interns are busy entering all the data you have sent to us. Details coming soon!

Remember -- if you want to do year-round cleanups, use the Ocean Conservancy's Clean Swell app on your smart phone to collect data! 


  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 to learn how to be a Site Captain for 2019.

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
        2019 ICC sites in VA will be posted in the summer of 2019!

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
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!