What YOU Can Do

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Want to conduct a cleanup in Gloucester? Thank you! We can lend you supplies including bags, safety vests, grabbers, and buckets. 

Please fill out this easy online form to request supplies: Group Cleanup Registration  

CLEANUPS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: As of March 19, 2020, please follow social distancing guidelines from the CDC for your cleanup. We can still supply you with cleanup equipment. Equipment pickups will be on FRIDAY AFTERNOONS/Saturday mornings. We will leave your sanitized supplies on the sidewalk for you to pick up behind the Stewart Building, 6382 Main Street. (across from Botetourt Elementary School)  You may return them to the same location at your convenience.

Alternately, you can contact us at: cleancommunity@gloucesterva.info or call 804-693-5370 and we will be glad to fill the online form out for you.

We ask that, after every cleanup, you complete and turn in a reporting form (you will find one with your supplies) so that the Clean Community Coordinator, a grant-supported position, can continue to provide this service to the Gloucester community.


Have You Hosted a Cleanup?

If so, we would like to know! Please complete this online Cleanup Report Form (or fill out the paper one that came with your supplies) so we can keep track of the good work being done in Gloucester. If you cannot submit your info online, please email them to Clean Community Office, or call 804-693-5370 with your report. THANK YOU for taking care of our county.


UPDATE:

The Green Living Expo will be rescheduled! 

The April 25 date is CANCELLED.

Watch this space for more information on the GREEN LIVING EXPO to celebrate EARTH DAY 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!

Green Living Expo 2020 flyer

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Adopt a Boat Landing

Form a group (kayakers, fishing buddies, family...) and sign up to do regular cleanups together at a boat landing. The Clean Community Office can provide cleanup supplies. You’ll feel great taking care of Gloucester County’s superb recreational resources!


Purchase a Friend of the Chesapeake license plateChesBay license plate

Proceeds from the sales of these plates help keep the bay healthy by restoring wetlands, planting buffers around waterways, promoting marine life restoration, decreasing pollution, and providing educational programs. Each year dozens of grants totaling more than $350,000 are distributed throughout Virginia’s Bay region to qualifying grant applicants (like us!)


Volunteer For the Clean Community Office

You can volunteer directly for the Clean Community Office! We use enthusiastic, friendly helpers for a variety of initiatives. Please email cleancommunity@gloucesterva.info or call the Clean Community Coordinator at 804-693-5370 to learn about current volunteer opportunities. 


Volunteer on the Clean Community Committee

This board serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors and Clean Community staff on matters related to litter prevention, solid waste management, recycling, and beautification. Meetings are comprised of the Clean Community Coordinator, a Board of Supervisors representative, and seven voting members approved by the Gloucester Board of Supervisors.  Meetings are once every other month for approximately one hour. For information on recent and past activities of the Clean Community Committee, please refer to the meeting minutes archive at the County’s Meetings and Minutes Portal.


Learn from and Be Inspired By askHRGreen

TU2CU-TrashCanLogo (1) Opens in new windowaskHRgreen.org is your go-to resource for all things green in Hampton Roads – from recycling tips and pointers for keeping local waterways clean, to water-saving ideas and simple steps to make local living easy on the environment. Launched in 2011, the region-wide public awareness and education campaign is administered through the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and powered by the the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg; the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry and York; the town of Smithfield; and HRSD. Like askHRgreen.org on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/askHRgreen/ , follow on Twitter and Instagram, tune in to them on YouTube, and catch their Green Living blog, https://askhrgreen.org/blog/ written by a team of local experts.