Do your part in helping to keep waterways clean in Virginia by volunteering for the 25th Annual Clean the Bay Day. Taking place on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Clean the Bay Day is an opportunity to get involved in saving the Chesapeake Bay from harmful and damaging debris that pollute our shorelines and waterways and kill marine wildlife, especially birds, sea turtles, and fish. Every year since 1989, thousands of volunteers of all ages have dedicated their time to clear debris from Virginia’s urban, suburban, and rural shorelines and waterways. In 2012 alone, approximately 6,800 volunteers from communities throughout the Commonwealth removed more than 150,000 pounds of debris from nearly 500 miles of streams and shoreline.
Clean the Bay Day is organized by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is honored to take part in coordinating a mass volunteer effort to help restore the Chesapeake Bay and encourage environmental stewardship.
Get involved! By foot or by boat, gather your groups, friends, neighbors, co-workers and volunteer for an engaging day and worthwhile way of helping ‘Save the Bay.’ Take the opportunity to volunteer in a variety of ways: zone captains, litter pickup, volunteer coordination, compiling debris data, etc.
For more information about clean-up sites in your area and how you can help, contact Anne Marie Studds at 385-0472 or amstudds@VBgov.com.
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