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Blacks Run Cleanup Day

20th Annual Blacks Run and Downtown CleanUp Day

Pre-registration for Blacks Run and Downtown Clean Up Day is now open!  Pre-register for the event to reserve a Clean Up space for you and your team. Pre-registration will close March 31, 2017.


The 20th Annual Blacks Run and Downtown CleanUp Day will be held April 8, 2017, starting at the Ice House roundabout (217 S. Liberty St.)

Sign in will be from 9:00-9:30am, kick off will be at 9:30am following opening remarks from EMU's 9th President Dr. Susan Shultz Huxman. 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.

Tag #BRCD2017 on social media during the event for a chance to win a prize.



2017 Event Sponsors - Thanks to the following Blacks Run Clean Up Day sponsors for their support and generosity!


Interested in being a sponsor in 2017? Contact Trey Jarrels, Stream Health Coordinator, at or 540-820-0089.

Interested in displaying at the 2017 Green Scene? Contact Rebecca Stimson, Environmental Program Support, at or 540-434-5928.


General or registration questions? Contact Kelley Junco, Stormwater Program Coordinator, at 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.