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Environment, Civic & Community
Animals, Families, People with Health-Based Concerns, Other, Visitors & Travelers
Cleaning,Gardening/Planting,Collecting, Sorting & Packaging

Age Minimum (with Adult): 8+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Greening Virginia's Capitol

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is a regional nonprofit focused on building partnerships, connecting people to the Bay, its rivers, and local watersheds, and healing the land and water through hands-on conservation. They have worked with landowners and municipalities to install stormwater best management practices that reduce the amount of stormwater running off of urban areas and filter out pollutants to improve water quality. Volunteers will help maintenance efforts on these green practices along Capitol Square, including in bioretention planters and trees.

Each volunteer will be given a check list and will walk around to the planters to document and determine if plants are alive or need to be replaced, if there is sediment that needs to be removed, or if there is standing water. Volunteers will remove trash, weeds, sediment, and excess leaves. Please bring your smartphone if you have one to help document. Dress for being outside and walking and bring water and sunscreen/hat. Gloves will be provided but bring gardening or latex gloves if you have them.

If it rains, the project will likely be cancelled--you will be notified via email. Parking is free on the street on the weekends. See your My Account after registration for the meeting location.

All volunteers who plan to attend must be registered. This includes youth.
If the post indicates adults must be present, youth and adults must register using the team functionality. To learn more about our team functionality, please view our Volunteer with a Group page.

If allowed on the project, any youth volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a parent-signed youth waiver to the project.
The waiver can be found after sign up on the confirmation page or by visiting our Volunteer with Youth page.

Registration for this project will close 12 hours in advance.


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