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Tired of seeing trash littering our streams, creeks, rivers, streets, alleyways and parks?  Well, so are we!  Unfortunately, we are unable to host as many cleanups as we would like but we now have a solution!

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James River Association is a great local nonprofit that has come up with a solution! Their program allows you to direct your own trash cleanup!  The Self-Directed Trash Cleanup Program allows individuals to choose the “who, where and when” and they provide you with the necessary supplies including trash grabbers, gloves, bags, first aid kits and a report sheet.  This allows you greater flexibility to hold an event when it’s convenient for you.

HOW TO GET STARTED: Go to James River Association’s website and follow their easy instructions! Be sure to let us know about cleanups in the Reedy Creek Watershed. We will be happy to post your cleanup on our website & our Facebook page.

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If you need additional help please contact Amber Ellis at volunteer@jrava.org or call 804-788-8811 ext 205.

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WHY

Volunteers will remove paper, bottles, cans, old tires and other debris from Reedy Creek, located in southside Richmond. Litter and trash that enter our streams and rivers make those waters unsafe for people and impacts wildlife.

WHERE

Assemble at 8:30 a.m. at the back parking lot of the Patrick Henry Elementary School, located at 3411 Semmes Avenue for clean-up assignments.

PARTNERS

§      Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

§      the Reedy Creek Coalition

§      City of Richmond

TO REGISTER, CONTACT:

Chris French, cfrench@allianceforthebay.org, (804) 775-0951

 RECOMMENDED CLOTHING

Dress for weather conditions and outside work – sturdy shoes and thick gloves if you have ‘em – gloves, trash bags and equipment will be provided.

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