Spring Rappahannock River Clean-up

Saturday April 26, 2014
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Old Mill Park map
Caroline Street
, Fredericksburg, VA
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Rappahannock River Clean-Up

Old Mill Park

Each spring and fall, 300+ citizens join us in cleaning trash out of our river, streams and nearby lands.  Join us for this family-friendly event.  We will provide supplies, site map and lunch.

Your registration helps us calculate how many supplies and lunches we need.

Group Registration: Please have one person register your entire group!  Please include the number of people in your group and the ages of anyone under  18.

If you have a site preference or have a site suggestion please include this information with your registration.  

All participants must sign our Liability Waiver Form
.  All participants under 18 must have a Liability Waiver Form signed by a parent/legal guardian. If you are with a youth group, please download copies for the youths' parents to sign prior to the event.  Bring the signed form to check-in at Old Mill Park. 

All participants under 18 must have at least one chaperone on site during the cleanup.
For Groups: one adult is required per every ten youth under the age of 18.


9 - 10 

Check-in at Old Mill Park

9 -11:30

Clean-up trash at your assigned site


Return to Old Mill Park


Lunch will be available (typically we have pizza, sandwiches, or burgers)

Weather Information:  If the weather in the morning is extreme (e.g. lightening & thunder), we may cancel.  In the event of a cancellation, we will email registered participants by 8 am on April 26th and will post the information on our website (www.riverfriends.org).  

Lunch:  Registered participants will receive lunch at Old Mill Park.  We often have pizza, sandwiches or burgers.

Beverages:  Please bring your own reusable water bottle to reduce litter and waste.  We will have water coolers available to fill up your bottle.    

Check-In and Clean-up Process:  At check-in at Old Mill Park, we will ask you for your final group number size and a liability waiver form for each participant.  If you have a large group, please only send a few representatives through the check-in line when all of your party has arrived.  You then will receive supplies (e.g. gloves, site map directions, and trash bags).  Be prepared to drive your entire group to your clean-up site.  Most sites are only a 5-15 minute drive from the Park.  If you can bring a truck, this will be helpful in transporting the trash back to Old Mill Park.  At Noon, return to the Park for lunch!
What to Wear:  Dress for the weather!  Sturdy shoes are a necessity (tennis shoes, boots) - sandals and flip-flops are NOT recommended. 

Ever wonder what happens to the trash and litter that doesn't get picked up? Check out this video about the Pacific Garbage Patch. Yuck!!



Help us clean up the river downstream and join us for our Tidal River Cleanup October 12th!

 What kind of trash are we picking up? Check out the top 10 pieces of litter picked up during the 2007 International Coastal Cleanup. 
Clean Virginia Waterways


And finally, here's a message from your local Swamp Thing:

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