Virginia Waterways Cleanup / International Coastal Cleanup

Wow, what a beautiful weekend we had here in central VA. Believe it or not, I didn’t ride my bike. What? It’s okay because Saturday morning I did some trail work on the blue & green trails at Pocahontas, and this morning I returned wtih the entire family in tow for the Virginia Waterways Cleanup, which is part of the International Coastal Cleanup.

Afterwards, we had a picnic lunch and then did some fishing. Trevor caught the most fish and reeled in the biggest one of the day. It was a great time. Thanks to Lo & T for tagging along! And thanks to Joel W for leading the charge.

Clean Virginia Waterways
Founded in 1995, Clean Virginia Waterways (CVW) is a state-wide, nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to citizen stewardship of Virginia’s water resources. CVW’s stewardship projects involve thousands of Virginians in cleaning debris from rivers, streams and beaches. In addition, CVW conducts rain barrel workshops, teacher-training workshops, and co-sponsors the Appomattox River Water Quality Monitoring Program. CVW is affiliated with Longwood University and the Ocean Conservancy. Aquatic debris data collected by CVW’s volunteers are used by the Ocean Conservancy, the U.S. Coast Guard and others to help combat solid waste pollution in oceans and bays. 2012 is CVW’s 18th year of organizing the Virginia Waterways Cleanup. CVW is supported by hundreds of schools, businesses and civic groups across the state.

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Adopt A Stream – good idea

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giant freshwater clam

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that’s a lot of trash

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incognito volunteers

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citation!

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beaver hut

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mi familia

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bushwackin’

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4 Responses to Virginia Waterways Cleanup / International Coastal Cleanup

  1. Wendy says:

    Is that a beaver dam in your photo? Very nice trip. You and Loretta are sure instilling some good values in Trevor and y’all are inspiring me!

  2. Blue says:

    Yes, it is. There was a lot of evidence of beaver activity along the shoreline and we eventually stumbled upon their handy work. It wasn’t so much a dam as it was a mound built between a couple of small trees growing up in the water, but it was pretty cool and impressive.

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