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Fall Cleanup in Richmond, VA

On September 14, Alliance’s Richmond office participated in the 14th Annual James River Regional Cleanup in the Bellemeade Community in Richmond’s southside. A wonderful group of 48 volunteers removed 68 bags of trash along with multiple bike frames, tires, and even grass hula skirts from the creek and the neighborhood.

In total more than 900 volunteers among 15 sites picked up trash along the James River and several feeder creeks or streams, working to make the river a cleaner place. With sites as far west as Lynchburg, and as far east as Newport News, this was the James River Advisory Council’s largest cleanup effort to date. Preliminary results showed that 486 bags full of trash and 225 bags of recyclable materials, including plastic and glass bottles, aluminum cans, paper and cardboard were collected. Plastic bags continue to be a problem on the river, as today’s cleanup results showed.

For more information about the James River Advisory Council, visit And for more information about Alliance’s Project Clean Stream cleanups, visit:

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Christina Bonini RiverWise Program Manager, Virginia Office

Christina is the RiverWise Program Manager in the Alliance's Richmond, VA office.RiverWise is a stormwater management and property owner engagement program that aims to improve water quality of local waterways that flow into the Chesapeake Bay.

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