The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Hampton Roads office thanks everyone who turned out for the 19th annual Clean the Bay Day last Saturday. The preliminary (not complete!) results indicate that volunteers pulled over 82 tons of litter and debris from some 275 miles of streams, creeks, and rivers emptying into the Bay. Coordinated by CBF with assistance from local municipal partners and corporate sponsors, cleanup sites stretched across Hampton Roads to the Eastern Shore, Northern Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley.
Since CBF's first Clean the Bay Day in 1989, more than 81,350 volunteers have removed over four million pounds of debris from 3,913 miles of area shoreline.