Date and Time
June 1, 2019 from 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Each year, on the first Saturday of June, thousands of Virginians simultaneously descend on the rivers, streams and beaches of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to remove harmful litter and debris. This short, three-hour annual event has a massive cumulative impact. Since 1989, Clean the Bay Dayhas engaged over 158,200 volunteers, who have removed approximately 6.64 million pounds of debris from nearly 7,750 miles of shoreline in Virginia!
Signing up for Clean the Bay Day is easy! Find a location convenient to you on our locations list or interactive map and register yourself or your group. Your information will be sent to the coordinator for that location, who will get back to you with details about your specific site. When you show up that day, just come prepared to help pick up litter and debris! All clean-up supplies will be provided.
Can't make it on June 1st but want to help? Check out partners who are hosting their events earlier.
Volunteers Needed to Help with Site Coordination
We are looking for volunteers to help our partners organize their sites and ensure a safe and successful event. Zone Captains arrive to their sites early, meet and greet volunteers, collect signatures and other pertinent documentation required by CBF, answer questions, provide guidance and phone-in/return data collected to their location coordinator. If you're interested, select the Zone Captain option during your registration. The location coordinator will contact you with further details.
About Clean the Bay Day
While litter is easily prevented and can be picked up by anyone on any given morning, tackling the major unseen threats to the Bay watershed, like habitat loss, polluted runoff and nutrient pollution, require broad and focused support. Clean the Bay Day often performs as a gateway program through which children and adults alike embrace environmental stewardship of their waterways.
Clean the Bay Day is a model for cooperation: The program is built on lasting relationships between dozens of cities and counties, non-profits, military installations, small businesses and large corporations. On Clean the Bay Day, we all come together with families, individuals, church groups and elected officials from local, state and federal levels for a common cause: clean water.
Clean the Bay Day is predicated on strong cooperation and important, lasting relationships among CBF and dozens of partners, including municipalities, non-profits, the U.S. military, businesses and corporate sponsors. We are always welcoming new partners and sponsors to share the limelight with us! If you'd like to know more, please send an email to email@example.com or call (757) 622-1964.