2014 Cleanups Set New Records – 425,000 Pounds of Trash!
This year (2014) marked another record setting year for Project Clean Stream. With over 7,000 volunteers at 250 cleanup sites we were able to bring in over 425,000 lbs of trash! As we continue to grow each year, it’s essential to thank our sponsors and volunteers.
Project Clean Stream volunteers from Perdue pose behind trash and tires collected from the Coty Cox Branch of the Wicomico River in Salisbury, Md 02.
Project Clean Stream is supported by Perdue, Dominion Power and MOM’s Organic Market. Perdue, in their seventh year as a sponsor, held numerous cleanups on the Eastern Shore for their employees and family members and employees from other sponsors volunteered at cleanup sites in their own neighborhoods. Sponsors help provide the resources to organize Project Clean Stream each year but also act as a vital group of volunteers who help out every year and bring friends and family along to build the network of volunteers.
Since its start, Project Clean Stream has brought over 40,000 volunteers together to collect over two million pounds of trash from local streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Project Clean Stream is designed to accomplish three specific goals: 1) develop Bay stewardship, 2) engage community members and businesses to work together in their local environments to restore the Bay and 3) improve and enjoy community Bay-related sites.