Bay Day will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013, between
9:00 a.m. and noon at hundreds of sites throughout Virginia. Clean the Bay Day is a
massive, annual stream
cleanup lasting three short
hours. The positive impact
over the last quarter of a century has been immense. Since
1989, Clean the Bay Day has
engaged over 122,000 volunteers, who have removed
approximately 5.65 million
pounds of debris from nearly
5,500 miles of shoreline.
Each year, about 7,000 volunteers clean nearly 550
miles of stream and shore.
unseen threats to the Bay system. Clean the Bay Day solicits
intense community engagement and embodies a broad-reaching rally for clean, healthy
waterways, with thousands
gathered around their local
waterways, doing their part.
This event also highlights the-cooperation among governments, non-profits, businesses,
and individuals needed to help
save the Bay.
This “silver anniversary” represents a big milestone for the
Clean the Bay Day program—
and CBF is working at making a big splash. We are taking on new partners in new locations, and
honoring the work of the many and varied
groups that help CBF make it happen year
Perhaps more important than the removal of
litter and debris from Bay waters, Clean the
Bay Day sets the stage for moving beyond the
visible pollution and tackling the major
The huge yields we’ve seen
conjure up the old adage,
“many hands make light work,”
a notion more important than
ever as we work to implement
and defend the Chesapeake
Clean Water Blueprint for the
Bay and its rivers and streams.
It’s true—when we all do our
fair share, we achieve our
clean-water goals far more easi-
ly. So the question remains, do
you have just three hours to give?
u To learn more and register, visit cbf.org/clean,
call 800/SAVE-BAY, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL PHOTOS: CBF STAFF
At CBF’s annual Clean the Bay Day—now in its 25th year—122,000 volunteers have removed over 250 tons of trash from Virginia waterways.
Left to right: Port of Virginia volunteers pull heavy debris from the Elizabeth River. Clean the Bay Zone Captains brief volunteers. CBF staff member
Charlene Ihrig removes trash by canoe in Virginia Beach. CBF Virginia Executive Director listens to pre-event instructions at First Landing State Park.