Join Virginia Beach in the Great American Cleanup March 23

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Virginia Beach Public Works Department, in collaboration with the Parks and Recreation and Police Departments, is enlisting the help of volunteers for Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup. Volunteers are needed Saturday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the 17th Street corridor near the Oceanfront.

The Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest annual cleanup, beautification and community improvement program, drawing millions of volunteers in more than 15,000 communities each year. Virginia Beach will focus on picking up trash in the wooded lot between 17th Street and 19th Street, beside North Birdneck Road. 

Virginia Beach encourages residents, businesses, faith-based organizations, civic associations, other groups and individuals who cannot attend this event to take some time on March 23 to clean up in the community. They can help make a difference in Virginia Beach by being a part of Great American Cleanup and reporting their stories.

Photos and captions of neighborhood cleanups will tell the story and show the commitment that communities have to Keep Virginia Beach Beautiful. Pictures and descriptions can be emailed to Waste Management Recycling at

The City will be working with the Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission,, Keep Virginia Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful to continue building an even cleaner, more sustainable city. For more information about this event, or to register to volunteer, contact John Mayer with the Public Works Waste Management Recycling Team at or call (757) 385-3855.


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