Save the Date: Saturday, June 4 for Clean the Bay Day
June 4-12, 2016 was recently designated Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week by Maryland, Pennsylvania and, Virginia. As part of this week and in conjunction with the 28th annual Clean Bay Day, the City, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will host a Clean the Bay Day site at Four Mile Run Park, located at the end of 3700 Commonwealth Avenue.
Volunteers all over Virginia, from the Eastern Shore to the Shenandoah Valley, work by land and boat to give the Bay a massive spring cleaning every year. Enlisted men and women, scout groups, churches, small businesses, large corporations and thousands of individuals and families turn out every year for Clean the Bay Day. Since 1989, Clean the Bay Day has engaged over 140,000 volunteers, who have removed approximately 6.2 million pounds of debris from nearly 6,500 miles of shoreline in Virginia!
Volunteers interested in participating need to RSVP to Joni Calmbacher.
(Photo via U.S. Corps of Engineers, on Flickr)