Virginia Waterways Cleanup Events for Fall 2019

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

THANK YOU to all our great Site Captains and Volunteers who made the 2019 International Coastal Cleanup in Virginia a success! We are entering your data now, and will share the results soon!


REMEMBER: You can record data from your cleanups year-round using "Clean Swell" on your smart phone...from the Ocean Conservancy.


About the Virginia Waterways Cleanup
  • This statewide event is part of the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup!
  • 2019: Clean Virginia Waterways celebrates our 25th 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.

Plan Now to be a Site Captain for 2020!

YEAR-ROUND: You can record data from your cleanups using "Clean Swell" on your smart phone...from the Ocean Conservancy.

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!

Our volunteers remove litter and debris by walking along shorelines..and by boat. Please join us for a rewarding day that will make you feel good about taking care of our planet!