River Cleanup

Rappahannock Canal Cleanup: Serve the City Day

On March 5, 2017, Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) joined volunteers from Common Ground Church to dive head first into the upper portion of the Rappahannock Canal, Canal Path, and Snowden Wetland for our first #RappRiverCleanup of 2017!

We had 22 volunteers of all ages come out to spend the day Serving the City and cleaning up the Rappahannock River.  We found all kinds of crazy stuff in and around the canal including a shopping cart, street signs, plastic bottles, beer bottles, newspapers, single use plastic bags, couch cushions, and tennis balls galore!

Rappahannock River Cleanup

Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) for a River Cleanup this Spring!

Litter comes in all shapes and sizes from mico-plastics we cannot see up to abandoned cars and port-a-johns!  We find tires, shopping carts, bicycles, grills, lawn chairs, and a myriad of other lost or discarded items all over the watershed.  This stuff is generally easy to find but takes time, effort, and money to clean up.  

Every year the majority of items we remove from our streams and rivers are: