Youngsters pitched in cleaning up Difficult Creek in Fairfax County.
The New River Wildlife and Conservation Club held its fifth annual cleanup of June 18, 2011. The group collected 5,960 pounds of trash, including 207 tires, from the river and a branch that feeds into it. Fifty-one adults and 13 young people handled the cleanup. All were fed freshly cooked barbeque and given a t-shirt.
Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore with Eastern Shore Master Naturalists removed more than 600 pounds of debris from the Savage Neck Dune Natural Area Preserve.
These kids spent their Saturday morning removing debris from banks of the Shenandoah River.
A stretch of Blackwater Creek near Lynchburg is the object of this outdoor activity group's Adopt-A-Stream attention.
Members of the Chickahominy Watershed Alliance (CWA) enjoy their annual Romp in the Swamp along the Chickahominy River.
Merck & Co. employees, family members and friends adopted a stretch of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Elkton, Va.
Powell Valley High School students sort through trash found along the Powell River.