Thousands of volunteers are needed to help pick up litter and debris in the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams at the 29th annual Clean the Bay Day.
Bay Country Kayaking and Crown Pointe Marina in Gloucester are working with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on the shoreline cleanup this year on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. until noon.
Last year, more than 6,000 volunteers participated in Clean the Bay Day at over 260 sites, removing approximately 138,000 pounds of litter and debris along 440 miles of shoreline.
“After nearly 30 years, Clean the Bay Day has become a real Virginia tradition,” said Tanner Council, CBF’s Clean the Bay Day coordinator. “Thousands of people working together can make a huge difference in just a few short hours. Our waterways are the lifeblood of our communities, and these volunteers are vital to keeping our waterways healthy.”
Shannon Alexander, managing owner of Bay Country Kayaking, emphasized that they “strive t...
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