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"Our Daily Mini-Tsunamis: Plastic in the Ocean" a new article

This article by Katie Register, Clean Virginia Waterways' executive director, explores how our daily actions lead to trash in our waterways and ocean. It includes tips for educators on engaging school students in meaningful and educational cleanup activites.
Click here to download the Winter Issue of The Earth Scientist Journal which includes the article "Our Daily Mini-Tsunamis: Plastics in the Ocean."

2014 Virginia Waterways Cleanups: New Record Number of Volunteers

THANK YOU to the volunteers and Site Captains who helped remove trash from Virginia's rivers and beaches in September & October of 2014. We set a new record: More than 8000 volunteers! This annual cleanup of trash and litter in our rivers and on our beaches is part of the International Coastal Cleanup.

2015 Virginia Waterways Cleanups: Plan now for our September and October statewide cleanup events!

This annual cleanup of trash and litter in our rivers and on our beaches is part of the International Coastal Cleanup. If you would like to be a LEADER of a cleanup, please signup to be a Site Captain by contacting CVW at cleanva@longwood.edu or calling us at 434-395-2602. Learn more about this statewide hands-on stewardship event.

What did our volunteers find last year?
Volunteers in the 2013 Virginia Waterways Cleanup removed 328,238 pounds of litter and trash from Virginia's rivers, beaches and coastal waters. Volunteers also collected valuable data about the debris found on our waterways in order to find solutions. 2014 data will be available soon.

Balloons as Litter Research Project
Clean Virginia Waterways is partnering with the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Research Center in a study to better understand the sources, impacts and solutions to balloons as litter. You can help us collect data. Learn more about this study, or click here if you are ready to enter some data.

Media Coverage for Clean Virginia Waterways and our volunteers.

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