Outdoor & Environmental Programs

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 Environmental Stewardship Programs

Adopt-a-Programs 

Clean the Bay Day VolunteersAdopt 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.

Storm Drain Marker Program 

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. 

 Family Fishing Clinic

Saturday, June 4 - Join us on Saturday, June 4 for a free family fishing clinic at Munden Point Park. Limited spaces available. Register Now!

 Events

Winter Wildlife Festival

​January 29-31, 2016 | 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. 

Earth Day

Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 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 14, 2016 | 8:30 am - 12 pm | Beach Garden Park (2854 Kilbourne Ct)
The Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program, engaging more than 4 million volunteers every year to create positive change and lasting impact in local communities.​ Volunteer your time to help improve Beach Garden Park. To volunteer, please email wastemgt@VBgov.com or call 385-4650.

Clean the Bay Day

Saturday, June 4, 2016 | 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 385-2080​.​

Family Fishing Clinic

Saturday, June 4, 2016 | 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.