Blacks Run and Downtown CleanUp Day
20th Annual Blacks Run and Downtown CleanUp Day
The 20th Annual Blacks Run and Downtown CleanUp Day will be held April 8, 2017.
Sign in will be from 9:00-9:30am, kick off will be at 9:30am, and clean up will begin at 9:30am and run till 11:30am.
Environmental displays will be shown at the Green Scene from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Pre-registration will be live mid-February. Tag #BRCD2017 on social media during the event for a chance to win a prize!
2017 Event Sponsors - Thanks to the following businesses for their support and generosity!
Interested in being a sponsor in 2017? Contact Trey Jarrels, Stream Health Coordinator, at William.Jarrels@harrisonburgva.gov or 540-820-0089.
Interested in displaying at the 2017 Green Scene? Contact Rebecca Stimson, Environmental Program Support, at Rebecca.Stimson@harrisonburgva.gov or 540-434-5928.
General or registration questions? Contact Kelley Junco, Stormwater Program Coordinator, at Kelley.Junco@harrisonburgva.gov or 540-434-5928.
19th Annual Blacks Run and Downtown CleanUp Day Recap
The 19th Annual Blacks Run and Downtown CleanUp Day was a success! Thank you to everyone that attended and volunteered their time on April 9th, 2016. In 2016 we partnered with Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance to include a few special downtown cleanup projects as well. Removing trash and debris from streets prevents it from entering a storm drain and eventually the stream! Together, 500 volunteers pulled around 2.5 tons of refuse out of Blacks Run and downtown. At the 18th CleanUp Day in 2015, 450 volunteers cleaned up around 4.1 tons of refuse from Blacks Run.