Blacks Run Clean Up Day

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Annual Blacks Run Clean Up Day and Arbor Day Tree Planting- Many Small Groups Event

Get a group together, or your family, or just yourself, and join us on April 9, 2022, for the Annual Blacks Run Clean Up Day and Arbor Day Tree Planting event.  Each clean-up site will have a limited number of people due to COVID-19 guidelines (and don't forget your masks). But, we have lots of sites that are in need of some TLC! 

Register for either Blacks Run Clean Up Day or the Arbor Day Tree Planting.

Space is limited due to the availability of supplies, so register early!  As a bonus, volunteers will receive a seedling of a native tree to plant on their own, while supplies last.

 

Can't make it on April 9th?  Blacks Run always needs some TLC. Get a small group together and schedule a day for your volunteers to clean up a section of Blacks Run.

 

Blacks Run Clean Up Day Stats

2015: 450 volunteers, 4.1 tons of refuse

2016: 500 volunteers, 2.5 tons of refuse

2017: 516 volunteers, 3.24 tons of refuse

2018: 600 volunteers, 4.12 tons of refuse

2019: 700 volunteers, 3.8 tons of refuse (and 25 tires)

2020: Cancelled

2021: 200 volunteers, 2.5 tons of refuse (hair salon hairdryer and 13 tires)

 

Interested in being a sponsor, displaying at the Green Scene, or have general or registration questions?  

Contact Keith Thomas, Sustainability & Environmental Manager, at Keith.Thomas@HarrisonburgVA.gov or 540-434-5928. 

All volunteers need to complete and return the volunteer waiver PDF logo [27KB] prior to the event on April 9, 2021.

 

If you or your organization are interested in participating in a clean up at any other point during the year, please contact Public Works at Stormwater@HarrisonburgVA.gov or 540-434-5928