Outdoor & Environmental Programs
Environmental Stewardship Programs
Adopt a needy area in Virginia Beach! Get the family or a group of friends together to make Virginia Beach clean and beautiful throughout the year. Areas available for adoption include: highways, roadways, parks, trails, spots and waterways. This is a two-year adoption with a minimum of six cleanups per year.
Make a positive impact on our environment! This group of environmentally responsible teens creates projects that make a difference in our parks, neighborhoods, and schools. Meetings are held monthly (locations vary), with projects identified by the team. Previous projects have included cleanups, participating in the Virginia Aquarium’s dolphin count, and conducting a dumpster dive.
The Storm Drain Marker Program was implemented to help increase public awareness of the environmental effects of dumping in storm drains and their contribution to water pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, Back Bay and the ocean. Currently there are over 30,000 storm drains to be marked in Virginia Beach, so we encourage volunteers to assist in this much needed project.
January 24 - 26, 2014 | Witness winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach, whether it's following fascinating bird activity, spectacular whale sightings or the musings of harbor seals near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Learn what is takes to properly observe and identify wildlife.
Great American Cleanup
The City of Virginia Beach, with the help of over 125 local volunteers, collected waste and debris from the 17th Street Corridor near the oceanfront on Saturday, March 23, 2013 as part of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup (GAC). GAC is the country’s largest annual cleanup, beautification and community improvement program, drawing millions of volunteers in over 15,000 communities each year. This year, Virginia Beach volunteers worked at the wooded lot between 17th Street and 19th Street, beside North Birdneck Road. They removed more than 350 bags of trash plus bulky items, totaling nearly 5 tons of waste and debris. For more information please contact John Mayer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (757) 385- 3855
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 11 am - 4 pm | Mount Trashmore Park | Refresh your approach to making our world a healthier place with various exhibits, displays and activities that will give you a chance to discover and explore effective and convenient ways to green your lifestyle. Rain Date is April 21.
Volunteer for this three-hour Saturday cleanup which will be happening all around the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries each year, on the first Saturday in June. Register at cbf.org
or call 385-0472.
Family Fishing Clinics
June 8 & October 5, 2013 | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Age 5 - 14 with parent or guardian
Help your child tackle the basics of angling Virginia’s waters at one of our free family fishing clinics. You and your child will team up with experienced fishermen for guided instruction and beginning fishing skills. Limited to the first 125 participants.