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Are you tired of seeing trash in our rivers, streams, streets, and parks?

August 14, 2012 8:49am

Are you tired of seeing trash in our rivers, streams, streets, and parks? See this release from the James River Association and let them help you plan a trash cleanup. 

We’re tired of seeing trash everywhere and based on the number of phone calls we receive, we think that you are too! As a result, JRA has come up with a program that allows people to direct their own trash cleanups, even if it’s not on our calendar!  JRA’s Self-Directed Trash Cleanup Program allows individuals and groups to choose the “who, where, and when.” In return, we provide you with a kit containing the necessary supplies including trash grabbers, gloves, bags, first aid kits, and a report sheet. This allows you greater flexibility to hold an event when it’s convenient for you, rather than trying to coordinate schedules with us.

Everything you need to know is on the website: Not sure where you want to hold your cleanup? Then check out our interactive map. It is loaded with suggestions for where you can hold your cleanup. Each point on the map also includes information about the site including where to look for trash once on-site, if the site is kid-friendly, and special information about the site (does it require boat access, is it a roadside location, etc.?).

We’ve got kits located throughout the watershed as well as in our headquarters in Richmond so plan your cleanup today! For more information, visit the website or contact Amber Ellis at


About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?