2022 Clean the Bay Day

Clean the Bay Your Way

Clean the Bay Day has been an annual Virginia tradition since its inception more than three decades ago. Year after year, thousands of Virginians work across the state to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay by removing litter and debris from its rivers and streams. When the pandemic prevented us from gathering, we adapted and created Clean the Bay Your Way to allow our beloved tradition to continue.

About Clean the Bay Day

Every day, each of us can do our part to make the Chesapeake even more beautiful by preventing and picking up litter. Clean the Bay Day—a long-standing Virginia tradition more than three decades in the making—inspires us to do just that. This annual event also introduces participants to some of the greater, unseen problems the Bay watershed faces such as degraded habitat and polluted runoff, including nitrogen and phosphorus pollution. Clean the Bay Day shows us that we all can be environmental stewards of our waters.

Clean the Bay Day is predicated on strong, lasting partnerships with municipalities, non-profits, the U.S. military, businesses, and corporate sponsors. We are grateful to our supporters and always welcome new partners and sponsors!

If you'd like more information about becoming a Clean the Bay Day partner, please email ctbd@cbf.org.

We would like to send a special thank you to the below sponsors who helped make the 2022 Clean the Bay Day possible.

Blue Crab Sponsors

Ulliman Schutte - Alberici Joint Venture
River Network - connecting people saving rivers
Ball Corporation

Oyster Sponsors

Avangrid Renewables
HighLiner Foods
The Port of Virginia
PRA Group

In-Kind Support

Dumpsters.com - Clear the way for what's next.
College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving

Event Information

For additional event information and resources, visit the below links:

Remember to Stay Safe

All participants should follow Virginia's guidelines for COVID-19 precautions.

Questions? Contact us at ctbd@cbf.org.

2022 Highlights

Check out these highlights from the 2022 event.

Posted by Chesapeake Bay Foundation on Monday, June 6, 2022

Main Photo: U.S. Representative Rob Wittman and Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Director Rebecca LePrell clean up trash along the James River in Richmond, Virginia as part of Clean the Bay Day 2016.
Photo Credit: Kenny Fletcher/CBF Staff

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