Thousands Pitch in for Clean the Bay Day in Virginia

June 7, 2010

Thousands of Virginians pitched in to do their part to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. The 22nd annual Clean the Bay Day was held on Saturday, and more than 7,600 volunteers had signed up to join the effort.

Organized by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, most of the work is done on land. But in Norfolk, volunteers used kayaks to clean from the water. They removed beer bottles, plastic buckets and a bicycle.

Last year, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation reported that 5,150 volunteers removed 153,650 pounds of trash from 327 miles of waterway.


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