Small boats needed for Clean the Bay Day

Published online: Mar 25, 2011 News
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HAMPTON ROADS, VA - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and its partners are now recruiting volunteers to clean up shoreline litter for the 23rd Annual Clean the Bay Day, Saturday, June 4, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

Clean the Bay Day is a hands-on opportunity for individuals, families, businesses, and groups to join CBF, municipalities, concerned organizations, and businesses in one of the largest volunteer cleanup efforts in Virginia. The annual project, managed by CBF, involves thousands of Virginia citizens workingon foot and by boat to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay, its rivers, and streams. The event also raises public awareness about pollution issues beneath the surface. Last year, 7,430 volunteersremoved 217,641 lbs of debrisat 245 sites along 419 miles of Chesapeake Bay watershed shorelines.

Cleanup sites are available throughout Hampton Roads, Virginia's Eastern Shore, Northern, and Central Virginia.To register, visit cbf.org/clean, send an e-mail to ctbd@cbf.org, or call 1-800/SAVEBAY.

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