Riverkeeper looking for clean-up volunteers in advance

Published 9:39 am Friday, August 1, 2014


Clean Rivers Day 2015 on March 28 (Saturday) is a community effort to clean up around the Blackwater and Nottoway Rivers. This 14th annual cleanup is accomplished by teams and individuals going out on our rivers, streams and ditches, into parking lots, and even your yard or wherever and picking up litter, trash and other junk. To date we have removed over 86,000 pounds of trash from our little piece of the world.

CRD is a great opportunity for folks to contribute to the health of the community we live in. As always I will have litter getters and bags for those who need them. Teams or individuals can pick their own locations or I can find you one. Look for places like where roads cross a stream, places where the trash could be carried to the rivers. If you pick your own location it is very important that you let me know where that is so I will not send another team there. My advice is to go ahead and start looking around at river and swamp bridge crossings or ditches, etc., in your area as a place for you or your team to clean up. Teams can pick what time of the day they want to work and how long. Teams need to keep count of bag and participant totals, totals of tires, etc., and send that information to me after the cleanup. Make note of your “most unusual item found” and be sure to take pictures to send to me. More details will follow when you sign up. Email me at blknotkpr@earthlink.net or call me at 562-5173 to get signed up. This is a great community event to be involved in. Please put this date on your organization’s calendar now.

Jeff Turner
Blackwater Nottoway Riverkeeper