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28th Annual Clean the Bay Day - Saturday, June 4, 2016
Posted Date:
4/14/2016

Press Release    

from the CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION &
The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek 

 

 

 

For Immediate Release

For Information Contact:               

Tanner Council, 757/622-1964 or tcouncil@cbf.org

Kenny Fletcher, 804/258-1628 or kfletcher@cbf.org

Smitty Dize, 757/331-8640 or sdize@theoysterfarmatkingscreek.com

 

Volunteers Urged to Register For 28th Annual Clean the Bay Day

CAPE CHARLES, VA – The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and other partners across Virginia are now recruiting volunteers for the 28th Clean the Bay Day. This annual shoreline cleanup is scheduled this year for Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. until noon. An appreciation cookout with live music will follow on C-Pier at The Oyster Farm. Our local sponsors are Davis Disposal, Southeast Expeditions, Marine Trawlers Owners Association, & Cape Charles Yacht Club. 

 

Thousands of volunteers are needed on foot and in boats to help pick up litter and debris along the shorelines 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 110,000 pounds of litter and debris along 450 miles of shoreline.

 

“Clean the Bay Day is a great way for Virginians do their part for the waterways we enjoy every day,” said Tanner Council, CBF’s Clean the Bay Day coordinator. “It’s really become a unique Virginia tradition. With so many people working together, in just a few hours we make a huge difference in cleaning up the Bay, rivers, streams, lakes, and beaches across the state.”  “A CLEAN BAY, IS A HAPPY BAY”

 

Cleanup sites are available throughout Hampton Roads, Virginia’s Eastern Shore, in Northern and Central Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley, 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, Norfolk Southern, The Port of Virginia, and AltDaily.

 

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