After the Fourth celebrations, here’s how you can help clean things up

(Southside Daily file photo)
(Southside Daily file photo)

VIRGINIA BEACH — Since the Fourth of July weekend starts early on Thursday, beach cleanup crews are giving it the weekend before they dive in.

Keep It Beachy Clean, City of Virginia Beach Waste Management Division, Keep Virginia Beautiful, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Lynnhaven River Now have joined forces for an after-Fourth beach clean up July 8 at 8 a.m.

They are asking that volunteers meet up at Froggie’s on Shore Drive for the cleanup in the Ocean Park/Baylake Pines area of Chesapeake Beach.

Volunteers will not only be cleaning up the beach, but the surrounding neighborhoods where beachgoers tend to park for a day on the beach, said Keep It Beachy Clean officials on the event page.

If volunteers choose to park at Froggie’s, they need to move their cars after the cleanup by 10:30 a.m.

There, volunteers will also be able to sign in and pick up safety vests, gloves and reusable trash bags.

A safety briefing will be at 8 a.m. before the cleanup begins and volunteers are asked to wear comfortable clothing and shoes as well as bring sunscreen and water.

For those who have wagons, they ask you bring those too so volunteers don’t have to carry heavy trash bags.

To learn more about the event, check out the Facebook page.

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