Thousands Come Out for Clean the Bay Day

Thousands of people turned out today for the 28th annual Clean the Bay Day on Saturday. In just three hours, an estimated 6,000 volunteers from across Virginia, on foot and in boats, removed approximately 138,000 pounds of litter and debris along more than 4,000 miles of shoreline.

The most common items found during today’s cleanup were plastic bottles, plastic bags and cigarette butts.

Volunteers also pulled many strange items from rivers and streams, including a lottery ticket station, a crock pot, a complete car transmission and an axle, multiple mattresses, a taxidermy deer head, a screen door and two kitchen sinks.