Blacks Run and Downtown Clean Up Day
20th Annual Blacks Run and Downtown Clean Up 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 Clean Up 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 Schultz 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!
- Eastern Mennonite University
- Pale Fire Brewing
- Matchbox Realty
- Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District
- Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance
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 Clean Up Day Recap
The 19th Annual Blacks Run and Downtown Clean Up 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.