Clean the Bay Day

May 30 - June 4
Clean the Bay Day is a true Virginia Beach tradition and an annual opportunity for families, military installations, businesses, clubs, civic or church groups to come together for a common cause - clean water.​ Help the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in their mission to Save the Bay!

About Clean the Bay Day

Each year, on the first Saturday of June, Virginia Beach residents simultaneously descend on the rivers, streams, beaches as well as land-based properties of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to remove harmful litter and debris. Since the origination of the event in 1989, approximately 152,000 Virginia volunteers have donated their time and energy towards the Clean the Bay Day event which has resulted in having removed more than 6.5 million pounds of debris from more than 7,390 miles of shoreline. Established 30 years ago, Clean the Bay Day is a true Virginia Beach tradition and an annual opportunity for families, military installations, businesses, clubs, civic or church groups to give back to our environment. 

​​Get Involved

Please take the time to review the changes we have made to this year’s Clean the Bay Day event to ensure safe, responsible, and meaningful clean-ups. 

    • The 2022 event will last 6 days: Monday, May 30 to Saturday, June 4.   
    • The six-day event gives participants the flexibility to do a litter clean-up anytime during that six-day period. This also ensures that participants will not be convening at the same time allowing them to adhere to social distancing regulations.  
    • Participants will be required to pre-register for the clean-up, by visiting cbf.org to register. 
    • Prior to event, approximately one week before June 4, the participant will receive an email with specifics for their location if they are participating on the June 4th date. Registration is required in order to receive this information.
    • All activities must be done safely and must adhere to the current Virginia COVID-19 guidelines as seen on www.virginia.gov/coronavirus/.   

Contact

For more information, to register, or to arrange a time to pick up litter bags for Clean the Bay Day, contact ctbd@cbf.org or visit cbf.org.
For questions about volunteering in Virginia Beach, contact cleanthebayday@vbgov.com​.