Volunteers Sought for 26th Clean the Bay Day

(NORFOLK, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and its partners are now recruiting volunteers for the 26th Clean the Bay Day, CBF's annual shoreline cleanup scheduled this year for Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

Thousands of volunteers are needed on foot and in boats to help pick up litter and debris along the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay and its many rivers and streams. Last year, more than 6,000 volunteers participated in Clean the Bay Day, removing approximately 125,000 pounds of litter and debris along 500 miles of shoreline. 

"The Bay and its waterways work for us every single day, boosting our economy and quality of life," said Tanner Council, CBF Clean the Bay Day coordinator. "Protecting and restoring the Bay requires everyone doing their share to reduce pollution. Clean the Bay Day is a great, practical way for individuals to give a few hours back and make a big difference."

Cleanup sites are available throughout Hampton Roads, Virginia's Eastern Shore, in Northern and Central Virginia, and at many state parks. To register at a site near you, visit cbf.org/clean, send an e-mail to ctbd@cbf.org, or call 1-800-SAVEBAY. Early registration is advised.

Major corporate sponsors for Clean the Bay Day include CSX, Entercom Communications, Farm Fresh, HelioSage, Inside Business, Northrop Grumman, Port of Virginia, and River Network/Budweiser.


EDITORS NOTE: 2014 Clean the Bay Day poster graphics and photographs from past years are available upon request.

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