Date & Time
Date: November 9, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Landing State Park
This cleanup is a land- and water-based cleanup. Participants wishing to clean from the water must provide their own kayaks and safety equipment.
Families and community groups are encouraged to participate.
Waterway cleanups occur monthly on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. until noon. Dates may be changed to accommodate partnership and event opportunities. A rain date may be announced for certain sites. Cleanups may be land- and/or water-based. Most cleanups are family-friendly events.
Participants are required to provide their own kayak and PFD (required) for water-based cleanups. Larger watercraft are not appropriate due to the limitations at launch sites.
Appropriate dress and shoe wear are required. Cleanups usually occur in brushy, thorny, and muddy terrain which require full body protection. Closed-toed, sturdy shoes that can get wet and dirty should be worn for land-based cleanups. Water shoes are appropriate in kayaks only. Bare feet are never permitted. Hats, sunscreen, insect repellent and a reusable water bottle are recommended.
Equipment and supplies provided by Lynnhaven River Now at the cleanups include:
Grabbers (limited supply available)
Cleanups are led by highly trained volunteers and staff of Lynnhaven River NOW. Directions and safety information are provided at the beginning of each cleanup event. A first aid kit is always available for minor medical needs. Any unique medical situations should be discussed with the cleanup leader before going into the field.
If dangerous weather cancels or postpones a cleanup, it will be announced on the Lynnhaven River Now’s Facebook page by 8 a.m. on the day of the cleanup. Registered participants will receive an email by 8 a.m. the day of the cleanup.
Volunteers are encouraged to register in advance for cleanups by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 757-962-5398.