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Virginia Waterways Cleanup Events for Fall 2019

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

SITE CAPTAINS:
Register now for the Virginia Waterways Cleanup 2019 using the 2019 SIGN UP for SITE CAPTAINS form. Don't know the exact date of your cleanup? You can sign up now, and tell us the date later!

VOLUNTEERS:
Pick a site, get more info from the Site Captain, and plan to made a difference for your local stream, beach and our oceans!

Thinking about being a LEADER of a cleanup? Read about becoming a Site Captain HERE.

 

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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.

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.
 
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County or Town Date & Time Cleanup Location Contact Information
(Site Captains!)
Details
Abingdon 10/27/2019 2 to 4 PM Muster Grounds, French Moore Blvd, Abingdon

Upper Tennessee River Roundtable and Keep Southwest Virginia Beautiful, Carol Doss
uppertnriver@yahoo.com or 276-628-1600

 

The Annual Muster Grounds Cleanup coordinated by Upper Tennessee River Roundtable with Sustain Abingdon will take place Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. Meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of French Moore Blvd. just past the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. T-shirts and pizza will be given to volunteers. Cleanup supplies will be provided. For more details, visit www.uppertnriver.org
Accomack

9/21/19

8AM to 1 PM

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Charles Sands at:
charles_sands@fws.gov or 757-336-6122
Please join us for the 2019 Chincoteague National Wildlife refuge Beach Clean - Up. The event registration is in the parking lot of the Chincoteague NWR Visitor Center and we will assign beach clean-up sites from there. Be sure to call or email Charles Sands for updates.
Accomack or Northampton (TBD)
Thursday, October 17, 10 am-1 pm A Barrier Island (TBD) Margaret Van Clief, Email: mvanclief@tnc.org

Shoreline clean up on a remote barrier island with no facilities. Meeting place/clean up location TBD. Volunteers should wear a hat, long pants, and closed toed shoes that can get wet. Please bring sunscreen, bug spray, a reusable water bottle, snacks, and anything else you'd like to have with you. CONTACT Margaret at The Nature Conservancy to sign up and get more information about this unique event!

Alexandria 9/21/19
9 am to Noon
Riverside Park (on the Potomac River near Mount Vernon) Stephen Fahy
Email: fahyst@verizon.net

Riverside Park is part of the National Park Service's George Washington Memorial Parkway. The Mount Vernon Trail runs through it. This lovely park overlooks the Potomac River, and needs YOUR help in cleaning up litter. You can enter the parking lot whether you are going north or south on the GWMP. A trail map can be downloaded here.

Alexandria 9/21/19
9 am to 11 AM
Old Holmes Run at 5005 Duke St. Alexandria, VA

Gavin Pellitteri
City of Alexandria
703-746-4071
gavin.pellitteri@alexandriava.gov

In participation of the International Coastal Cleanup, the City of Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services Stormwater Management Division will be hosting a cleanup of Old Holmes Run at 5005 Duke St. Alexandria, VA 22304. We will provide trash bags and gloves at the event. We encourage volunteers to eat breakfast beforehand and bring water (preferably in a reusable container). Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Parking will be available at in the Library parking lot as well as along Pickett Street. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Gavin Pellitteri via email or cellphone if you have any questions about the event. Thank you and we greatly appreciate your help in joining our effort to reduce trash and other waste in our streams and waterways!

LIMITED to 50 volunteers: Please RSVP to Gavin to reserve a spot!

Alexandria 9/28/29
9 AM to Noon
Kingstowne Area Streams Dbranham@alumni.nd.edu or 202-669-0638 A large group from the Kingstowne community will gather to clean eight (8) separate streams in the Kingstowne area! Join this community effort!
Appomattox

9/28/2019

12 Noon to 1:30 PM

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

Trash in the water not only affects the park, but it can also have negative impacts further downstream. 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 required to use park boats for FREE during this cleanup, but participants may also walk trails to pick up litter. Please wear clothes that can get wet and dirty; other cleanup equipment will be provided. We hope you will join us to create a positive impact on our public lands. (Parking is FREE during this day.)

Arlington
9/21/2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Barcroft Park Joslin Gallatin, Phone: 703-209-7401, Email: joslin.gallatin@ecoactionarlington.org


We will cleanup Four Mile Run at Barcroft Park, Arlington VA.
There will be directional signs in the parking lot to the meeting point. Please wear boots/shoes that may get wet. And bring sunscreen and a reusable water bottle.

Botetourt 9/28/19 9 AM to Noon Tinker Creek Donna Haley 540.966-4243 Meet us in the Kroger Parking Lot near Bojangles for this cleanup.
Botetourt County 10/5/2019
8 AM to 12 Noon
Southwest Virginia (City of Roanoke, City of Salem, Town of Vinton, Roanoke County, Botetourt County ) Nikki Holm, Phone: 540-580-3889, Email: nikki@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.

Chincoteague (Accomack County)

9/21/19

8AM to 1 PM

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Charles Sands at:
charles_sands@fws.gov or 757-336-6122
Please join us for the 2019 Chincoteague National Wildlife refuge Beach Clean - Up. The event registration is in the parking lot of the Chincoteague NWR Visitor Center and we will assign beach clean-up sites from there. Be sure to call or email Charles Sands for updates.
City of Colonial Heights 9/21/19
9 to 11 AM

Appamatuck Park

151 Archer Avenue  Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Michael Lewis, Phone: 804-720-9701 or (804) 520-9392, Email: mlewis91@yahoo.com

Please wear shoes and clothes suitable for walking on muddy ground.

Danville 10/19/19 9:30 to 11:30 AM Dan River Brian Buchanan, Danville Science Center, bbuchanan@smv.org Phone: 434-791-5160 Ext. 201

Join the Danville Science Center and Danville Parks and Recreation for the annual Fall River Clean Up of the Dan River. Participants will meet on the steps of the train station/Science Station (677 Craghead Street) for instructions and necessary supplies. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy closed toe shoes. Call the Danville Science Center for additional information.

Alexandria 9/21/19
9 am to 11 AM
Old Holmes Run at 5005 Duke St. Alexandria, VA

Gavin Pellitteri
City of Alexandria
703-746-4071
gavin.pellitteri@alexandriava.gov

In participation of the International Coastal Cleanup, the City of Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services Stormwater Management Division will be hosting a cleanup of Old Holmes Run at 5005 Duke St. Alexandria, VA 22304. We will provide trash bags and gloves at the event. We encourage volunteers to eat breakfast beforehand and bring water (preferably in a reusable container). Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Parking will be available at in the Library parking lot as well as along Pickett Street. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Gavin Pellitteri via email or cellphone if you have any questions about the event. Thank you and we greatly appreciate your help in joining our effort to reduce trash and other waste in our streams and waterways!

LIMITED to 50 volunteers: Please RSVP to Gavin to reserve a spot!

Emporia 10/26/19 9 AM to Noon Veteran's Park Meherrin River

 

Jennifer Coker, Chowan Basin Soil & Water Conservation District

jcoker.chowanbasinswcd@telpage.net

434-336-6243

The Veteran's Park at the Meherrin River. Main Street, Emporia. Call for more details!
Fairfax 10/12/2019
9 AM to 11:30 AM

Huntley Meadows Park

3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22306

Halley Johnson
Alexandra.Johnson@fairfaxcounty.gov
703-768-5858

Join your new friends as we clean BEAUTIFUL Huntley Meadows Park. Bring your binocs too -- lots of beautiful birds in this peaceful park. We'll be meeting at the staff entrance road at the end of the parking lot. Please visit this site for details.
Fairfax County

10/5/2019
9 AM to 12 Noon

Bull Run Marina
12619 Old Yates Ford Road
Clifton 20124
Sonia Monson, Phone: 703-581-5487, Email: foto@friendsoftheoccoquan.org


Description: Join Friends of the Occoquan for their Fall 2019 Clean Up at one of the 5 site locations. Sign in registration is located at the park marinas and Town Hall in the Town of Occoquan. Gloves, bags, grabbers and refreshments are provided. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised by an adult. A great activity for students earn community service hours.

Fairfax County

10/5/2019
9 AM to 12 Noon

Fountainhead Park
10875 Hampton Road
Fairfax Station 22039
Sonia Monson, Phone: 703-581-5487, Email: foto@friendsoftheoccoquan.org


Description: Join Friends of the Occoquan for their Fall 2019 Clean Up at one of the 5 site locations. Sign in registration is located at the park marinas and Town Hall in the Town of Occoquan. Gloves, bags, grabbers and refreshments are provided. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised by an adult. A great activity for students earn community service hours.

Fairfax County

10/5/2019
9 AM to 12 Noon

Occoquan Regional Park
9751 Ox Road
Lorton 22079

Sonia Monson, Phone: 703-581-5487, Email: foto@friendsoftheoccoquan.org


Description: Join Friends of the Occoquan for their Fall 2019 Clean Up at one of the 5 site locations. Sign in registration is located at the park marinas and Town Hall in the Town of Occoquan. Gloves, bags, grabbers and refreshments are provided. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised by an adult. A great activity for students earn community service hours.

Fairfax


10/12/2019

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Scott’s Run Nature Preserve Valeria Espinoza, Phone: 703-759-9018, Email: Valeri.espinoza@fairfaxcounty.gov


Thank you for joining our cleanup day at Scott’s Run Nature Preserve. Please meet us at the western parking lot located at Georgetown Park & Swinks Mill Road. There are no facilities on site. Must wear close toed shoes, no flip-flops! Event is rain or shine, but may cancel due to thunderstorms/flooding. We will contact volunteers if that is the case.

Fairfax County 10/12/2019

10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Riverbend Park Valeria Espinoza, Phone: 703-759-9018, Email: Valeri.espinoza@fairfaxcounty.gov

Thank you for joining our cleanup day at Riverbend Park. Meet at the Visitor Center by 10 am to gather supplies. Event is rain or shine, but may cancel due to severe thunderstorms or flooding. We will contact volunteers prior to event day. Must wear close toed shoes (no flip flops). Please be on time so you don’t get left behind!

Fairfax 10/12/2019
9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Lake Accotink Park

7500 Accotink Park Rd.
Springfield , VA 22150

Erin Gray, Phone: 703-246-5841, Email: Erin.Gray@fairfaxcounty.gov

This cleanup will be meeting in front of the snack bar at the marina parking lot. Please be sure to bring water if you need it and dress for the weather. All other materials will be provided for you. Learn more here.

Fairfax County

September 21, 2019 --

3 cleanup events

Cleanup Locations:

9 AM - 11 AM     Accotink Creek at Fairfax Blvd 

12 noon - 2 PM     Accotink Creek at Chain Bridge Road

3 PM - 5 PM     Accotink Creek at Old Lee Hwy 
Friends of Accotink Creek
Email: steward@accotink.org

Volunteers may find more information and directions at www.accotink.org/2019/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2019.htm   
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

Three opportunities to make a positive difference in Fairfax on September 21!

Fairfax County (Alexandria area) 9/28/29
9 AM to Noon
Kingstowne Area Streams Dbranham@alumni.nd.edu or 202-669-0638 A large group from the Kingstowne community will gather to clean eight (8) separate streams in the Kingstowne area! Join this community effort!
Fairfax County

September 28, 2019 --

3 cleanup events

Cleanup Locations:

9 AM - 11 AM     Accotink Creek at King Arthur Road 

12 noon- 2 PM    
Accotink Creek at Little River Tpk

3 PM - 5 PM    
Accotink Creek at Braddock Road 

Friends of Accotink Creek
Email: steward@accotink.org

Volunteers may find more information and directions at www.accotink.org/2019/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2019.htm   
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

Three opportunities to make a positive difference in Fairfax on September 28!

Fairfax County

October 5, 2019 --

3 cleanup events

Cleanup Locations:

9 AM - 11 AM     Accotink Creek at Pickett Road

12 noon - 2 PM     Accotink Creek at Barkley Dr

3 PM - 5 PM     Accotink Creek at Woodburn Road  
Friends of Accotink Creek
Email: steward@accotink.org

Volunteers may find more information and directions at www.accotink.org/2019/InternationalCoastalCleanuppre-event2019.htm   
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

Three opportunities to make a positive difference in Fairfax on October 5!

Fairfax 10/17/19 1 to 3 PM

 

Fort Belvoir

Monica Mundrick, Fort Belvoir Environmental Division
703-806-0048
We’re hosting a site for the International Coastal Cleanup efforts! Join us on October 17th from 1pm to 3pm to cleanup Fort Belvoir’s shorelines. Volunteers will meet at the Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center near Outdoor Recreation. For visitor access information, see https://home.army.mil/belvoir/index.php/about/visitor-information.

Fairfax County

-- Also look at Reston (below) for 3 cleanups on 10/19/19

10/19/19

10 AM to Noon

Reston Association

William Peterson, ha@reston.org
703-435-7986

Reston Association is always excited to have residents join us for the Watershed Cleanup. Please see information about our THREE cleanup sites listed under "Reston" below.

Fairfax/ Chantilly 10/26/19 from 9 to 11:30 AM

SEVEN cleanups in Cub Run RECenter Chantilly:

Cub Run RECenter
4630 Stonecroft Blvd
Chantilly, VA  20120 
Meet at the front flag pole.

Chalet Woods
Meet at the Chalet Woods tennis courts.

Isaac Walton and Gatepost l/ll
Meet at Compton Road entrance.

London Towne and London Town West
Meet at London Towne Elementary School parking lot.

Sully Station ll
Meet at the Linden Creek Court cul-de-sac (on the left).

Sully Station I
Meet at the playground/basketball court on Sully Station Dr and Glen Meadow Dr.

Virginia Run
Meet at Snowhill Lane trail entrance.

 

Annie Shields
Volunteer Manager
ann.shields@fairfaxcounty.com
703- 814-7788
Joy us on October 26 for one of our 7 cleanups! Call Annie for details.
Farmville 11/2/19 9AM to Noon Appomattox River and other waterways around Farmville Bobby Hurt
hurt.bobby@gmail.com
434-390-4184
We will meet at the Wilkes Lake Boat Ramp in Farmville at 9:00 AM on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Trash is collected at noon near the Highway 45 bridge (close to Charley's). Members of Friends of the Appomattox River (FAR) and volunteers are encouraged to participate. FAR will provide tools, maps, list of cleanup sites, bags and gloves. We will clean the shorelines of the Appomattox River and the lakes and creeks in and near Farmville. Water conditions permitting, the waterways themselves will also be cleaned so bring a canoe/kayak if you like. Visit the FAR website (far-va.org) for additional information.
Fredericksburg


10/12/2019

9 AM to 12 Noon

includes lunch!

Rappahannock River at Old Mill Park Adam Lynch, Phone: 540-373-3448, Email: adam.lynch@riverfriends.org


Help remove harmful plastic pollution and restore the natural beauty of the Rappahannock River by volunteering for Big Fall Cleanup 2019, on October 12 at Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg VA. Big Fall Cleanup is an annual volunteer river cleanup organized by Friends of the Rappahannock, Rappahannock Goodwill, and the City of Fredericksburg. All volunteers will meet at Old Mill Park at 9am and join a site captain to travel to their assigned cleanup site on the Rappahannock. Participants will clean up litter from trails and beaches along the Rappahannock, then return to Old Mill Park after the cleanup for a catered lunch and refreshments.

Gloucester 11/21/19
10 AM to Noon
Gloucester Point Beach Pavilion

Meredith Seeley, VA Institute of Marine Science

804-684-7637 or meseeley@vims.edu

The Green Team at VIMS is organizing this cleanup for the ICC. Participants should meet by the Gloucester Point Beach pavilion. Clean is from 10 AM to Noon, but participants are welcome to come and go as they please. Gloves, pickers, buckets, trash bags & data sheets will be provided. We hope to see you there!
Greensville (Emporia) 10/26/19 9 AM to Noon Veteran's Park Meherrin River

 

Jennifer Coker, Chowan Basin Soil & Water Conservation District

jcoker.chowanbasinswcd@telpage.net

434-336-6243

The Veteran's Park at the Meherrin River. Main Street, Emporia. Call for more details!
Hampton AUGUST 24! 8 AM to ??

Pembroke Spit -- Hamtpon River under I-64

One cleanup by boat, and one by walking

Volunteers must pre-register by sending an email to causink@hampton.gov. Bring your boat (& PFD) to this on-the-water ICC event! Volunteers must pre-register by sending an email to causink@hampton.gov.
Hampton 10-5-19
8:30 AM to ???
Factory Point. Back River for kayakers Volunteers must pre-register by sending an email to causink@hampton.gov. Volunteers must pre-register by sending an email to causink@hampton.gov.
Hampton

10/19/19

8 AM to ??

Dandy Haven Marina Shoreline, Back River Volunteers must pre-register by sending an email to causink@hampton.gov. This ICC event is for volunteers 18 or older. Volunteers must pre-register by sending an email to causink@hampton.gov.
Hampton 10/12/19
9 AM to Noon
Air Power Park (413 West Mercury Blvd)

Volunteers must pre-register by sending an email to causink@hampton.gov.

 

This ICC event is shoreline only. Volunteers must pre-register by sending an email to causink@hampton.gov.
Norfolk Sept 14 through Oct 31

12 cleanup locations!

  • Plus more!

Click here for more information about these 12 cleanups!

Rhashida Bess, Phone: 757-441-1347, Email: knb@norfolk.gov
Keep Norfolk Beautiful

Join Keep Norfolk Beautiful as we work to help prevent debris from entering our waterways! Dates and locations to be announced, please visit norfolk.gov for more information! Click here for more information about these 12 cleanups!

Northampton 9/21/2019

9 AM to Noon
Morley's Wharf by land and by sea Waste Watchers of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Shannon Alexandra, salexander@a-npdc.org
757-787-2936
Like all Waste Watchers of the Eastern Shore Operation Our Clean Roads events, safety vests, gloves, bags, and grabbers will be provided by us and VDOT. Meet at the Wharf at 9am, any amount of time is appreciated and valuable to your community. If you’d like to go by water (kayak, motor boat, etc.) that’s awesome! Bring the appropriate USCG gear please.
Northampton or Accomack (TBD)
Thursday, October 17, 10 am-1 pm! A Barrier Island (TBD) Margaret Van Clief, Email: mvanclief@tnc.org

Shoreline clean up on a remote barrier island with no facilities. Meeting place/clean up location TBD. Volunteers should wear a hat, long pants, and closed toed shoes that can get wet. Please bring sunscreen, bug spray, a reusable water bottle, snacks, and anything else you'd like to have with you. CONTACT Margaret at The Nature Conservancy to sign up and get more information about this unique event!

Prince Edward (Farmville)
Date TBD

10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Lancer Park in FarmvilleHarrison Kish, Email: william.kish@live.longwood.edu

We will be trying to do a complete cleanup of Longwood Universities Lancer Park. It is a floodplain that has grasslands, forests, and Buffalo Creek running through it.

Prince Edward County Date & time depends on what works for our volunteers Little Saylers Creek, Rice, VA (near Farmville) Katie Register
Phone: 434-395-2602
Email: registerkm@longwood.edu

Longwood University student groups -- please contact us if you want to help with this annual cleanup. We will pick a date for the event that works for your group's schedule. Clean VA Waterways will provide all supplies and instruction

Prince Edward County 11/2/19 9AM to Noon Appomattox River and other waterways around Farmville Bobby Hurt
hurt.bobby@gmail.com
434-390-4184
We will meet at the Wilkes Lake Boat Ramp in Farmville at 9:00 AM on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Trash is collected at noon near the Highway 45 bridge (close to Charley's). Members of Friends of the Appomattox River (FAR) and volunteers are encouraged to participate. FAR will provide tools, maps, list of cleanup sites, bags and gloves. We will clean the shorelines of the Appomattox River and the lakes and creeks in and near Farmville. Water conditions permitting, the waterways themselves will also be cleaned so bring a canoe/kayak if you like. Visit the FAR website (far-va.org) for additional information.
Prince William County

10/5/2019
9 AM to 12 Noon

Lake Ridge Marina, Town of Occoquan Sonia Monson, Phone: 703-581-5487, Email: foto@friendsoftheoccoquan.org


Description: Join Friends of the Occoquan for their Fall 2019 Clean Up at one of the 5 site locations. Sign in registration is located at the park marinas and Town Hall in the Town of Occoquan. Gloves, bags, grabbers and refreshments are provided. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised by an adult. A great activity for students earn community service hours.

Prince William County

10/5/2019
9 AM to 12 Noon

Town of Occoquan Sonia Monson, Phone: 703-581-5487, Email: foto@friendsoftheoccoquan.org


Description: Join Friends of the Occoquan for their Fall 2019 Clean Up at one of the 5 site locations. Sign in registration is located at the park marinas and Town Hall in the Town of Occoquan. Gloves, bags, grabbers and refreshments are provided. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised by an adult. A great activity for students earn community service hours.

Prince William 10/19/2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Dale City Homeless Camp Cleanup Lynda Kummelt, Email: info@kpwb.org

Volunteers needed for second annual cleanup of homeless camp in Dale City, Virginia.  Volunteers will meet near the Winter Shelter and need to dress for the muddy conditions near the creek. 

Prince William (Manassas) 11/9/2019
9 AM to 12 Noon
Costco Stream Cleanup Lynda Kummelt, Email: info@kpwb.org

Volunteers are needed to help clean the stream bed behind the Costco in Manassas, Virginia. Contact Lynda to learn more!

Pulaski 9/28/2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Claytor Lake State Park Ryan Stubblebine, Email: ryan.stubblebine@dcr.virginia.gov

Help enhance our lake shoreline at Claytor Lake State Park. Please meet at the beach parking lot. Please bring plenty of water and wear comfortable shoes. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. For additional information please visit https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/claytor-lake.

Reston (site #1)

10/19/19

10 AM to Noon

Hunters Woods in Reston Association

ha@reston.org 703-435-7986

Reston Association is always excited to have residents join us for the Watershed Cleanup. All our volunteers must register and complete an application through Reston Association’s volunteer system (Volgistics). Once you create an account and complete the application, you can search the Volgistics calendar for the Hunters Woods site for the International Coastal Cleanup & Clean Virginia Waterways. Sign up to volunteer here: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=123292044

Gloves, trash grabbers, and bags will be provided. Please wear appropriate clothing to include long pants, long sleeve shirts, and closed told shoes/boots. If you have rubber boots, bring those to help clean trash out of the stream.

Hunterswoods Location Information:
Directions: From Dulles Toll Road, take exit 12 Reston Parkway heading south. At traffic light, make a left onto South Lakes Drive. At the first traffic light, make a right onto Colts Neck Road. Make a left into Hunters Woods Village Center. Park near Rite Aid and Burger King. Do not park at the bank please.

Additional information on volunteering in Reston can be found here:
https://www.reston.org/AboutRestonAssociation/VolunteerOpportunities/VolunteerOpportunitiesOverview/tabid/435/Default.aspx

Reston (site #2)

10/19/19

10 AM to Noon

Soapstone in Reston

ha@reston.org 703-435-7986

Reston Association is always excited to have residents join us for the Watershed Cleanup. All our volunteers must register and complete an application through Reston Association’s volunteer system (Volgistics). Once you create an account and complete the application, you can search the Volgistics calendar for the Hunters Woods site for the International Coastal Cleanup & Clean Virginia Waterways. Sign up to volunteer here: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=123292044

Gloves, trash grabbers, and bags will be provided. Please wear appropriate clothing to include long pants, long sleeve shirts, and closed told shoes/boots. If you have rubber boots, bring those to help clean trash out of the stream.

SOAPSTONE:
Directions: From Dulles Toll Road, take exit 13, Wiehle Ave. Head south. The road T's at the intersection of Wiehle and Sunrise Valley Road, turn right to go onto Sunrise Valley Drive. Make a left at the light at Soapstone. Continue on Soapstone past the intersection of South Lakes Drive. Park at the Kindercare parking lot on the right. Be prepared with long sleeves, pants, and boots.

Additional information on volunteering in Reston can be found here:
https://www.reston.org/AboutRestonAssociation/VolunteerOpportunities/VolunteerOpportunitiesOverview/tabid/435/Default.aspx

Reston (site #3)

10/19/19

10 AM to Noon

South Gate Community Center in Reston

ha@reston.org 703-435-7986

Reston Association is always excited to have residents join us for the Watershed Cleanup. All our volunteers must register and complete an application through Reston Association’s volunteer system (Volgistics). Once you create an account and complete the application, you can search the Volgistics calendar for the Hunters Woods site for the International Coastal Cleanup & Clean Virginia Waterways. Sign up to volunteer here: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=123292044

Gloves, trash grabbers, and bags will be provided. Please wear appropriate clothing to include long pants, long sleeve shirts, and closed told shoes/boots. If you have rubber boots, bring those to help clean trash out of the stream.

SOUTH GATE COMMUNITY CENTER:

Directions: From Dulles Toll Road, take exit 12 Reston Parkway heading south. At the traffic light at South Lakes Drive, make a right. Then make a left onto Pinecrest Road. South Gate Community Center is located at 12125 Pinecrest Road.

Additional information on volunteering in Reston can be found here:
https://www.reston.org/AboutRestonAssociation/VolunteerOpportunities/VolunteerOpportunitiesOverview/tabid/435/Default.aspx

Roanoke City & Roanoke County 10/5/2019
8 AM to 12 Noon
Southwest Virginia (City of Roanoke, City of Salem, Town of Vinton, Roanoke County, Botetourt County ) Nikki Holm, Phone: 540-580-3889, Email: nikki@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.

Salem, City of 10/5/2019
8 AM to 12 Noon
Southwest Virginia (City of Roanoke, City of Salem, Town of Vinton, Roanoke County, Botetourt County ) Nikki Holm, Phone: 540-580-3889, Email: nikki@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.

Suffolk

10/26/19

9 AM to Noon

Nansemond River Wayne Jones, Littercontrol@suffolkva.us or 757-514-7604

Meet by the kayak launch at Constants Wharf Park and Marina. Cleanup equipment provided but wear suitable clothing and footwear. All event details are on the Keep Suffolk Beautiful Facebook page.

 

Virginia Beach

9/21/2019

9 AM to Noon

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

717 General Booth Blvd, VA Beach

Cleanups by Kayak and by walking

Shawn Reid, aquavols@virginiaaquarium.com

757-385-0274

Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. Join Virginia Aquarium on Saturday, September 21st as we participate in the International Coastal Cleanup; the world’s largest volunteer effort to clean our ocean and waterways. This is a great opportunity for family members to volunteer together. It's also ideal for youth and adult groups. Volunteers may clean by foot or kayak. The cleanup, scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon.

To participate, you must register by email at aquavols@virginiaaquarium.com or call the Aquarium’s volunteer office - 385.0274 no later than noon on Tuesday, September 17th. An itinerary will be emailed to volunteers no later than 5 pm on Thursday, September 19th. All volunteers must sign a release form. Those under age 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign on his or her behalf.

Virginia Beach

9/21/19

9 to 10 AM

Baylake Pines Community Windyc@cox.net or 757-646-8056
Virginia Beach

9/28/2019

9 AM to Noon

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

4005 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Call to register for this great event!

Erica Ryder, 757-301-7329 ext.3106, Erica_Ryder@fws.gov


Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1938 to protect and provide habitat for migratory and wintering waterfowl. The wildlife refuge also provides habitat for many other types of wildlife. Beach cleanups are important to remove harmful trash for the ecosystem and prevent wildlife from becoming entangled or from ingesting human waste products. 
Call to sign up for the beach cleanup at Back Bay NWR by calling (757)301-7329 ext.3106. Space is limited so call early! The wildlife refuge is located at 4005 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. All volunteers will need to wear weather-appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear and bring water bottles and hats.
Virginia Beach

11/2/2019

4 to 6 PM

VA Beach oceanfront

beachycleanvabeach@gmail.com

757-613-5683

Send an email to beachycleanvabeach@gmail.com to learn more details about this FUN cleanup event!
Virginia Beach

 

Oct 5

9 AM to Noon

 

 

Lake Windsor

 

Helen Kuhns of Lynnhaven River NOW 757-962-5398 or helen@lrnow.org

October 5 Lake Windsor (Lynnhaven River watershed), 9 am – noon

This cleanup is a land- and water-based cleanup. Participants wishing to clean from the water must provide their own kayaks and safety equipment. See https://www.lynnhavenrivernow.org/waterway-cleanups/ for more details.

Families and community groups are encouraged to participate.

Virginia Beach

Nov 9

9 AM to Noon

First Landing State Park

Helen Kuhns of Lynnhaven River NOW 757-962-5398 or helen@lrnow.org

This cleanup is a land- and water-based cleanup. Participants wishing to clean from the water must provide their own kayaks and safety equipment. See https://www.lynnhavenrivernow.org/waterway-cleanups/ for more details.

Families and community groups are encouraged to participate.

Vinton, Town of 10/5/2019
8 AM to 12 Noon
Southwest Virginia (City of Roanoke, City of Salem, Town of Vinton, Roanoke County, Botetourt County ) Nikki Holm, Phone: 540-580-3889, Email: nikki@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.

Warren 9/22/2019
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Shenandoah River State Park Richard Fox, Phone: 540-636-4982, Email: foxrff@gmail.com

ANNUAL SHENANDOAH RIVER CLEANUP.

Come one, come all to our annual river cleanup (our TENTH!) 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 22 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 Outdoors 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.

 

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!    

 

 



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