VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Thousands of volunteers are needed to help pick up litter and debris along the shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay and its many rivers and streams at the 29th annual Clean the Bay Day. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and local partners across Virginia will hold the shoreline cleanup this year on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. until noon.
Last year, more than 6,000 volunteers participated in Clean the Bay Day at over 260 sites, removing approximately 138,000 pounds of litter and debris along 440 miles of shoreline.
“After nearly 30 years, Clean the Bay Day has become a real Virginia tradition,” said Tanner Council, CBF’s Clean the Bay Day coordinator. “Thousands of people working together can make a huge difference in just a few short hours. Our waterways are the lifeblood of our communities, and these volunteers are vital to keeping our waterways healthy.”
Cleanup sites are available across the Commonwealth, including Hampton Roads, Virginia’s Eastern Shore, in Northern and Central Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley, and at many state parks. To register at a site near you, visit http://www.cbf.org/events/clean-the-bay-day, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-800/SAVEBAY. Early registration is advised.
Major corporate sponsors for Clean the Bay Day include CSX, The Port of Virginia, and Inside Business.