Mark your calendar for
CBF's 25th Clean the Bay Day
Saturday, June 1, 2013
9am to Noon
Please visit their website, www.cbf.org/clean for more current information on this important event.
Since 2000, CBF has sponsored one of Virginia's most effective clean-up efforts. Clean the Bay Day, held annually the first Saturday in June, now elnlists more than 7,000 volunteers to remove litter and debris from the state's waterways. From the the Shenandoah Valley to Virginia's Eastern Shore and from Northern Virginia to the North Carolina border, this impressive effort pulls more than 100 tons of trash from the Bay and its tributaries each year.
The event, sponsored by CBF in partnership with local governments and corporate sponsors, typically is held the first Saturday in June. The event draws thousands of individual volunteers, families, clubs, businesses, and military personnel to cleanup shorelines across the Commonwealth, from Hampton Roads to Northern Virginia, the Eastern Shore to the Shenandoah Valley. On average, the event enlists more than 6,500 volunteers who clean up more than 75 tons of debris each year.
Over the years, Clean the Bay Day has expanded to join forces with the other local and regional clean-up initiatives like the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers Stewardship Day. Becoming a partner and bringing Clean the Bay Day to your area has never been easier!
Our site coordinator,Anne Marie Studds, [masked], [masked].
- Our assignment zone is: Back Bay Wildlife Refuge
- Our Zone Captain (in uniform or wearing a Zone Captain T-shirt): Erica Locher/Walt Tegge
- ·Directions: You will be checking in at the Refuge Headquarters bldg. Please drive down Sandbridge Rd., past Little Island Park, to the entrance of BBWR (Drive past the curve in the road to their entrance) and tell at station that you are there for Clean the Bay Day. You will be directed to parking and the Headquarters bldg. [Address: 4005 Sandpiper Rd, VB 23456] If you need directions from your house to this location go to http://mappoint.msn.com orwww.mapquest.com and put in your home address and the BBWR address as your destination. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before 9 am to sign-in, get materials, and instructions.
· You might want to bring water, work gloves, hat, water, bug spray or sunscreen with you. Please wear loose, light colored clothing and wear hard-sole, closed-toe shoes (flip-flops & sandals are not appropriate at any of our sites for this cleanup). Dress in clothes and shoes that you do not mind getting wet or dirty.
· Dress for the weather. Remember this is a Rain or Shine event!
- Don't forget that anyone under 18 will need a signed Parental Permission form turned in to the Zone Captain, when you sign in, on June 1st if their parent will not be at the same site with them during the cleanup. Let me know if you need this form and I will email it to you.
- There is a 'Volunteer Appreciation Picnic' at Great Neck Park after the cleanup. Food, fun, prizes and live entertainment. Come and enjoy 1 PM - 3 PM or until the food runs out!
Until the 'big day,' we encourage you to visit our partner site, http://www.vbgov.com/parks
to stay abreast of events and other issues in the area. You may also visit http://www.cbf.org/calendar to learn of other volunteer opportunities with CBF in your area.
Please keep a few things in mind on your clean-up:
- Safety First! Wear close-toed shoes or boots as well as work gloves, apply sunscreen, and don't overdo it—you should never overexert yourself on Clean the Bay Day. This should be fun!
- Bring water in a reusable container and maybe a snack to keep your energy up.
- Please make sure all children who are NOT accompanied by a parent bring a signedParental Permission Form.
- Please double check the time and date of yourclean-up. Most, but not all, Clean the Bay DayClean-ups occur on Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m.-Noon.
- We love pictures! Please send any shots you take of the event to [masked].
- And, of course . . . have fun!