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.
February 6 - 8, 2015 | 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. Registration begins November 15, 2014
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 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.
Great American Cleanup
Saturday, May 2 | 8:30 am - 12 pm | Join volunteers at the 17th Street Corridor near the oceanfront. This year's cleanup will be focusing on picking up trash in the wooded lot between 17th and 19th Street, next to North Birdneck Road. For more information or to become a volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757-385-3855.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
| 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 Clinic
Registration is now full. To be added to the waitlist, please email outdoors@VBgov.com
Saturday, June 6, 2015 | 8:30 am - 1 pm | Munden Point Park
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.