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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.

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
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

 

 

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!

Appomattox

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

James River State Park

751 Park Road, Gladstone, VA 24553

Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/

Volunteers will be cleaning trash from the river and shoreline between Bent Creek and the park, which is about a 6 1/2-mile stretch of the James. Canoes, life vests, paddles and a guide will be provided to volunteers. Please come planning to get wet! Volunteers will be in and out of the boats to retrieve trash. This paddle takes a while, so volunteers are asked to be prepared to be there by 9 a.m. and on the river until about 2:30 p.m. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.
Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/

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.

 

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.
Buckingham

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

James River State Park

751 Park Road, Gladstone, VA 24553

Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/

Volunteers will be cleaning trash from the river and shoreline between Bent Creek and the park, which is about a 6 1/2-mile stretch of the James. Canoes, life vests, paddles and a guide will be provided to volunteers. Please come planning to get wet! Volunteers will be in and out of the boats to retrieve trash. This paddle takes a while, so volunteers are asked to be prepared to be there by 9 a.m. and on the river until about 2:30 p.m. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.
Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/

Carroll TBD Big Reed Island Creek Site Captain: Charlie Whittle
Carroll County Democratic Committee
For more information: 2767280036
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.
Charles City County

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

VCU Rice Rivers Center
3701 John Tyler Memorial Highway, Charles City, VA 23030

Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/


The Rice Rivers Center is Virginia Commonwealth University’s field station on the James River, in Charles City County. The shoreline is wadeable, and sturdy water shoes are a must. Some inland access areas along Kimages Creek are wooded and somewhat steep. Trash grabbers, nets, and insect repellent will be provided. Kayaks and canoes are welcome and can be launched near the pier. There is no boat launch. The property boundary along Route 5 (about one mile) is an additional area for litter pickup. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.


Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/

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

Chesterfield County

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

Dutch Gap Boat Landing and Conservation Area
441 Coxendale Road, Chester, VA 23831

Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/



The Dutch Gap Boat Landing and Conservation Area provides excellent access for those wanting to clean up trash while walking or by boat. The Conservation Area is divided into two main sections. The first is accessed at the parking lot near the registration area. An easy and flat one-mile trail along the James River allows access to tidal beaches, wetlands and forest. It is a one-way (nonloop) trail. The second section of the conservation area is accessed by a 4.5-mile loop trail that circles a tidal lagoon and provides access to wetlands and forest. A shuttle will transport volunteers from the registration area to the trailhead of this section. The boat landing at the parking lot is on a broad and flat tidal section of the James River. It gives boaters access to many miles of riverfront and several small creeks. Motorized boats and paddle craft can access the river here. Paddle craft (canoes, kayaks, etc.) are ideal for some of the smaller creeks and shallower parts of the river that are not maintained for commercial navigation. There is plenty of deep water access for larger boats, as well. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.


Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/

Chesterfield County

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

Falling Creek Ironworks Park
6201 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester, VA 23831

Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/


Falling Creek Ironworks Park has recently been improved and will open to the public this summer. The park was added as a JRAC site in 2005 and has been growing in participation every year. Access to the creek creates challenges in most places, due to thick vegetation and steep slopes, but has been improved on the south bank near the falls. Prepare to get dirty and work in pairs for safety. Boat access would have to be from the James River and will need to be timed with high tide to get below the falls. A new access from the north bank has been added off Station Road. Work with site coordinators for this area of the park. In the future, new parkland downstream and along the James River will be added for cleanup activities, as access areas are developed. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.


Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/

Chesterfield County

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

Falling Creek Reservoir
4350 Reservoir Lane, North Chesterfield, VA  23234

Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/


Falling Creek Reservoir is a 110 acre lake located on the Chesterfield County/City of Richmond border within the Upper Reservoir District. It feeds directly into the James River. Visitors will see blue herons, eagles, osprey and a host of other water fowl. Volunteers will clean up trash from the shore line and water. Volunteers who have canoes/kayaks are needed as well as Reservoir residents who have boats. There is trash for shore-line volunteers to pick up along the roadways that surround the Reservoir. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.


Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/
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 and Prince William County 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.

Fairfax County 9/22/2018
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 9/22/2018
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

(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 20191

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


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

Goochland County

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

Tucker Park 1300 Maidens Road, Goochland, VA 23102 Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/


Tucker Park is located along the James River with about 35 acres of open space on either side of Route 522. The western portion of the park is made up of a mile-long walking trail, environmental outdoor classroom, stage/amphitheater, and picnic areas. A non-motorized boat launch is available on the eastside of Route 522. The park is frequented by many County residents and needs to be cleaned up often, as well as the park’s river banks. Litter cleanup is also needed along nearby roads. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.

Hampton So many dates! So many locations! Site Captain: Cris Ausink
Hampton City Clean Commission
757-727-1158
causink@hampton.gov
Here in Hampton, we LOVE the International Coastal Cleanup. Dates and locations will be posted soon. Or, contact Cris if you have a group that is ready to volunteer!
Henrico County

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

Osborne Park and Boat Landing
9680-B Osborne Turnpike, Henrico, VA 23231
Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/

Osborne Park and Boat Landing is predominately a site for boaters due to the outstanding launch facility located at the park that provides easy water access to miles of the river. Located on the lower, tidal portion of the river, Osborne is an excellent site for participants using power boats, but is open to paddle craft, as well. There is trash for shore-bound participants to pick up, but the bulk of this site’s trash is collected by boaters who are more easily able to hit trash hotspots up and down the river. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.

Lynchburg, City of

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

Percival’s Island
1600 Concord Turnpike, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/

Percival’s Island is a familiar landmark in downtown Lynchburg. Volunteers will clean up all over the island, including along the water’s edge. Visitors may see herons, migrating waterfowl and many native plants and animals as they follow the paved trail. There is a flat, handicapped accessible, paved trail on the island. Percival’s Island is located at 1600 Concord Turnpike. Participants should use the entrance near Jefferson Street and Concord Turnpike. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.


Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/

Middlesex

(Deltaville)

9/8/18
11 AM to 1 PM
Broad Creek South Site Captain: Onna Grimm
Deltaville Yachting Center
For more information: 804-776-9898
info@dycboat.com
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!
Newport News

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

Huntington Beach Riverpark Road, Newport News, VA 23607
Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/


Huntington Park is nestled at the base of the James River Bridge in Newport News. There is a small, sandy beach that is somewhat of a surprise to find in this urban setting. Huntington Park is home to Fort Fun, a 14,000 square foot playground that is located on a scenic bluff overlooking the James River and Lake Biggins, a small lake. The beach is in much use during the warmer months, although people frequent the location in all seasons to enjoy the view of the river and the James River Bridge. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.

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.
Petersburg

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

Patton Park

University Blvd., Petersburg, VA 23803


Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/


Patton Park is a passive recreation area along the Appomattox River near Virginia State University at Campbell’s Bridge. The area includes trails, picnic area, canoe take-out and New England style covered bridge. The Appomattox River is a major tributary of the James River. Volunteers will clean up trash from the shore line and by the water. There is trash for shore-line volunteers to pick up along the roadways that surround the Park. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.

Powhatan County

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

Maidens Landing
Route 522. Powhatan, VA 23139
Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/

Maidens is a public boat landing with several access roads and a large parking area where cleanup crews will pick up trash. Boaters and paddlers are needed, as there are several small islands in need of trash pickup that are easily accessed. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.

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
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, City of

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

Ancarrow Landing 200 Brander St.,Richmond, VA 23224
Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/

The easternmost section of the James RIver Park, it’s a popular fishing spot with a concrete boat ramp and a parking lot that accommodates over 100 cars and trailers. It’s also the beginning of the Richmond Slave Trail. This section is located at the end of Brander St. Take the Maury St. exit off I-95 and turn right. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.

Richmond, City of

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – NOON

Belle Isle

300 Tredegar St., Richmond, VA 23219


Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/

The main access to Belle Isle is by pedestrian footbridge from Tredegar St. on the north shore (zip code 23219). Alternate access is by wooden bridge near 22nd St. or by rock-hopping from the south shore. Parking tends to be crowded at Tredegar St. on weekends — only about 50 spaces. Large flat rocks surrounding the island make for good sunbathing, but the water is rough around the rapids and not suitable for swimming. Children should be supervised. Additional features include wooded trails, mountain biking trails, interpreted historical sites, wheelchair-accessible fishing at the quarry pond, and a granite wall for rock climbing. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.

Richmond, City of

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

Brookland Park Boulevard

2901 Woodrow Ave. Richmond, VA 23222


Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/


Brookland Park Boulevard RVA Clean Sweep launched in 2016 in collaboration with various civic groups including Battery Park Civic Association, Brookland Park Area Association and Embrace Richmond. Jointly, the groups coordinate a monthly trash pick-up in the community. For this special collaboration event we invite volunteers to join us to focus on the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike corridor, from Brookland Park Boulevard to Valley Road.
We will meet at 2901 Woodrow Ave. Richmond, VA 23222 – The Community Garden behind Richmond Community High School. The garden bloomed from a plan that students from Richmond Community High School created in 2014. Their vision for the open space and greenhouse next to the school is for a safe and nurturing place for residents and students to teach, learn, grow, collaborate, and build a sense of community around healthy food. Immediate plans for the Community Garden include an orchard, raised bed plots for residents to grow food, and a flower cutting garden.
We desire to help preserve and protect the environment and promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle and hope to bring awareness to these goals through picking up litter in the wooded and green space areas surrounding the community garden, and alongside the 1.9 mile stretch of the Cannon Creek Greenway bike and walking trail. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.

Richmond, City of

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

Manchester Neighborhood

920 Hull Street, Richmond, VA 23224

Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/


Manchester is a vibrant urban Southside neighborhood the drains directly into the James River. Manchester Alliance and RVA Clean Sweep along with community partners have been working hard to reduce trash pollution and bring awareness to the community. Volunteers will focus on cleaning up litter on side streets between Hull Street and Bainbridge. Volunteers will meet on Hull Street at the Manchester Courthouse at across from the McDonald’s. Ages 12 and over at this site. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.

Richmond, City of

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

Pony Pasture Rapids

Richmond, VA 23225


Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/

Like Reedy Creek, Pony Pasture Rapids is part of the James River Park System and is a natural park within the city limits of Richmond. The waters at Pony Pasture Rapids are excellent for wading, depending on the river level, and there is plenty to clean up along the shoreline and the many trails throughout the park. There are always extra projects to do at Pony Pasture Rapids during the river cleanup, including mulching, painting and clipping along trails and roadways. It’s an excellent place for paddlers in kayaks and canoes to float the river between Huguenot Flatwater and Pony Pasture Rapids. There are plenty of small islands that can always use some sprucing up. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.

Richmond, City of

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 AM – 1 PM

Reedy Creek
4101 Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA 23225


Pre-register for this event here: https://jrac-va.org/james-river-regional-cleanup-sites/

Reedy Creek serves as one of the four hubs for cleanup in the James River Park System. From Reedy Creek, volunteers can travel on foot along the trails, to the rocks downriver of the nature center, along Reedy Creek, 22nd and 42nd Streets, and Sawmill Island. Reedy Creek also has a boat ramp for kayakers and canoeists. Paddlers are needed to clean up Archer Island, Pawpaw Island, Goat Island, Bohannon Island. This site can accommodate large and small groups, young children, paddlers, and adventurers. There is something for everyone! Lunch is served at this location. This cleanup is part of annual James River Regional Cleanup coordinated by the James River Advisory Council and its many partners.

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/

Smyth 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.
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!

 

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 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.

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
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.

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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