Williamsburg seeking volunteers for ‘Clean the Bay Day’

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Waller Mill Park (Staff Photo)
Waller Mill Park will be the focus for local volunteers participating in “Clean the Bay Day” on June 4. (File photo)

From across Virginia, thousands of people will come together next month for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s annual “Clean the Bay Day,” and the City of Williamsburg is looking for local volunteers to sign up now.

Last year 6,000 volunteers statewide removed approximately 110,000 pounds of litter and debris along 450 miles of shoreline, according to a press release from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

This year’s event, slated for June 4, will require thousands more volunteers on foot and in boats to pick up trash along the bay and its many rivers and streams.

“ ‘Clean the Bay Day’ is a great way for Virginians to do their part for the waterways we enjoy every day,” said Tanner Council, the foundation’s event coordinator. “With so many people working together, in just a few hours we make a huge difference in cleaning up the bay, rivers, streams, lakes, and beaches across the state.”

Waller Mill Park, located at 901 Airport Road, has been designated as the cleanup site in Williamsburg for this year’s event.

“Not only is Waller Mill Park a great place for boating, fishing, hiking scenic trails and enjoying a round or two of disc golf, it is also the home of our drinking water source,” says Park Manager Michael VanAudenhove. “When we keep the park clean, we keep our drinking water clean.”

To register to volunteer at a site near you, click here, send an e-mail to ctbd@cbf.org, or call 1-800/SAVEBAY. Early registration is advised.