VIRGINIA BEACH — Images of trash littered beaches circulated social media after a yearly unpermitted event called Floatopia on Chic’s Beach.
More than 10 tons of trash and debris were cleared by the city.
In an effort to keep the city’s beaches clean, officials released this statement on Facebook:
But those aren’t the only volunteer opportunities available for people willing to get involved to keep the city’s beaches and waterways free of debris.
Keep It Beachy Clean organizes regular beach cleanup events after major events and throughout the summer months.
They will be holding one of those volunteer events on June 3 at 9 a.m.
Residents willing to come help out should RSVP by email here: KVBB@vbgov.com.
The meet up location is at 24th Street Park and participants should wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
See more details about the event here.
Lynnhaven River Now also hosts waterway cleanups periodically and will be hosting one Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
That particular cleanup will require a kayak or canoe as it focuses on debris surrounding the launch point of Hutton Circle Canoe/Kayak launch.
June 1 is Chesapeake Bay Foundation‘s 31st annual Clean the Bay Day which historically has engaged more than 158,200 volunteers, who have removed approximately 6.64 million pounds of debris from nearly 7,750 miles of shoreline, according to the Chesapeake Foundation’s website.
To register for the Lynnhaven River Now cleanup event, click here.
To find more Clean the Bay Day events, click here.