James River cleanup coming June 11
The James River Advisory Council, in cooperation with James River Association, will hold its 12th Annual James River Regional Cleanup on June 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., in multiple localities along about 75 miles of the James. New this year are official cleanup sites along the Appomattox River, a major tributary that flows into the James. […]
Each year, volunteers on foot and on boats, converge at selected sites to fill hundreds of bags with trash and recyclable materials. Over the years, JRAC has worked to expand the regional cleanup to tributaries such as the Appomattox River and smaller streams that flow into the James. In addition to trash discarded directly into the James, rain runoff carries trash downhill along thousands of miles of roadside ditches and streams, and eventually to the James River. The event’s theme, “Cleaning up the source,” is designed to trigger thoughts about the origins of the trash that is collected while encouraging people to help prevent litter at its source.
In addition to volunteers on foot, paddlers and power-boaters are encouraged to participate. Signing up is easy by visiting jrac-va.org or calling 804-717-6688. No matter where someone lives in Central Virginia, there is a James River Regional Cleanup site within an easy drive.
Appomattox and Buckingham counties
James River State Park
Charles City County
Lawrence Lewis Jr. Park
VCU Rice Center
Dutch Gap Boat Landing
Falling Creek Ironworks
City of Hopewell (Appomattox River)
Hopewell City Marina
City of Petersburg (Appomattox River)
Union Train Station
City of Richmond
Pony Pasture Rapids
Osborne Park and Boat Landing
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