2021 Clean the Bay Day

Check out the Clean the Bay Day dashboard to see what your fellow Virginians did to help clean up their local waterways!

Clean the Bay Your Way

Clean the Bay Day has been an annual Virginia tradition since its inception 33 years ago. Year after year, thousands of Virginians work simultaneously across the state to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay by removing litter and debris from its rivers and streams.

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 33 years 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, polluted runoff, and 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 cooperation and important, lasting relationships among CBF and dozens of partners, including municipalities, non-profits, the U.S. military, businesses, and corporate sponsors. We are always welcoming 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 2021 Clean the Bay Day possible.

Blue Crab Sponsors

Ulliman Schutte - Alberici Joint Venture

Striped Bass Sponsors

River Network - connecting people saving rivers

Oyster Sponsors

Shad Sponsors

Ball Corporation
Avangrid Renewables

Contest Prize Sponsors

Event Information

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

Official Contest Rules

Remember to Stay Safe

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

Questions? Contact us at ctbd@cbf.org.

2021 Highlights

Check out these highlights from Clean the Bay Day 2021.

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