Clean Virginia Waterways Litter Clean-Ups

FOR is partnering throughout the watershed with localities to host cleanups with Clean Virginia Waterways.

We’ll be collecting data about the trash that is found to better inform solutions for marine debris and plastic pollution. 

Litter clean-ups allow for us to remove the trash and litter build up from high use areas and roads from getting into our streams and waterways. 

These clean ups are open to public volunteers. 

Sept. 18 - Westmoreland State Park Clean Up

Join Friends of the Rappahannock and the Northern Neck Planning District Commission to participate in Clean Virginia Waterways! We’ll be meeting at Westmoreland State Park for a beach clean up on Saturday, September 18th. We’ll be collecting data about the trash we find to help inform solutions to marine debris and plastic pollution.

All clean up supplies and snacks will be provided. Please bring water, weather appropriate clothing, a hat, and sunscreen.

Register to Volunteer HERE!

Oct. 23 - Belle Isle State Park Litter Clean Up

Join Friends of the Rappahannock and the Northern Neck Planning District Commission to participate in Clean Virginia Waterways! We’ll be meeting at Belle Isle State Park for a waterway clean up on Saturday, October 23rd. We’ll be collecting data about the trash we find to help inform solutions to marine debris and plastic pollution.

All clean up supplies and snacks will be provided. Please bring water, weather appropriate clothing, a hat, and sunscreen.

Register to Volunteer HERE!

Oct. 23 - Caledon State Park Litter Clean Up

Join us at Caledon State Park to cleanup the beaches of the Potomac River. This event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup coordinated by Clean Virginia Waterways.

Bring a water bottle, snacks, and wear sturdy shoes that can get wet. FOR and park staff will shuttle participants from the parking lot to the river.

Register to Volunteer HERE!

Nov. 13 - Port Royal/ Route 17 Litter Clean Up

Join us in Port Royal to prevent litter from reaching Mill Creek and the Rappahannock River.

We will clean up litter from around the Mill Creek bridge and Route 17. Meet up location will be sent prior to event to volunteers.

Bring a water bottle and backpack to carry trash bags in. Wear long pants and boots as we will be working in muddy areas potentially.

Register to Volunteer HERE!

Nov. 20 - King George Co. Litter Clean Up

Join FOR and King George County staff to remove litter from areas near streams and wetlands.

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle and snacks. A backpack is helpful to carry extra trash bags and other supplies as we often work away from vehicles.

Register to Volunteer HERE!

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