The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and its local partners across Virginia are now recruiting volunteers for the 27th Clean the Bay Day, CBF’s annual shoreline cleanup, scheduled this year for Saturday, June 6, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Thousands of volunteers are needed on foot and in boats to help pick up litter and debris along the shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay and its many rivers and streams. Last year, more than 6,000 volunteers participated in Clean the Bay Day, removing approximately 110,000 pounds of litter and debris along 460 miles of shoreline.
“The Bay and its waterways work for us every single day, boosting our economy and quality of life,” said Tanner Council, CBF Clean the Bay Day coordinator. “Protecting and restoring the Bay requires all of us to do our part to reduce pollution. Clean the Bay Day is a great, practical way for individuals to give a few hours back and make a big difference.”
Cleanup sites are available throughout 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 cbf.org/clean, 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, Norfolk Southern, Port of Virginia, Brown Advisory, River Network/Budweiser, Entercom Communications, Inside Business, and AltDaily.