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09-08-17 18th Annual James River Regional Cleanup Tomorrow

Contact: Chris Ruth | 804-380-6630 (cell) | email RuthC@chesterfield.gov 

WHAT: The annual James River Regional Cleanup will be held tomorrow. Now in its 18th year, the cleanup is a tremendous regional effort in which volunteers remove hundreds of bags of trash and recyclable materials from the James River and its tributaries.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Each of the cleanup sites has a coordinator who can answer media queries, as well as a team of volunteers, who also may be interested in being interviewed.

WHERE: With more than 950 volunteers who have already pre-registered, this year’s event is anticipated to be the largest in recent years. Sites have reached capacity for volunteers at Richmond’s Ancarrow’s Landing, Belle Isle, Manchester, Pony Pasture Rapids and Reedy Creek; Chesterfield County’s Falling Creek Ironworks, Falling Creek Reservoir and Dutch Gap Boat Landing; Henrico County’s Osborne Park and Boat Landing; Goochland County’s Tucker Park; Lynchburg’s Percival’s Island; Newport News’ Huntington Park; Powhatan County’s Maidens Landing, Petersburg’s Patton Park, the James River State Park in Appomattox and Buckingham counties and the VCU Rice Rivers Center in Charles City.

WHO: The cleanup is open to individuals, families, groups, boaters and paddlers. Volunteers selected from 16 different cleanup sites throughout the James River watershed.

WHY: The James River Advisory Council provides a forum for the diverse interests along the James River in Central Virginia and engages the public about issues and challenges facing the river. JRAC’s vision is a healthy, beautiful, economically vital and accessible James River that is cared for by a diverse and engaged community that acts on its behalf.

JRAC’s membership includes representatives from local jurisdictions, businesses and industry, civic organizations and individuals. By leading discussions about the river, and hosting regional events and programs, the council sets the tone for positive and interactive relationships among partners throughout the region.

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