4 Project Clean Stream sites in Kent County

In 2019, a team of 19 volunteers helped remove nearly 1,700 pounds of trash and large items from the Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area as part of Project Clean Stream. There was no cleanup in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.

KENNEDYVILLE — As part of Project Clean Stream, the annual Bay-wide cleanup organized by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, ShoreRivers and volunteers are hosting community trash cleanups in April to help rid towns, streets and parks of litter before it reaches our waterways.

Thousands of people across the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed — six states and the District of Columbia — will work together to clean our shared water resource.

Printed here is a list of cleanups in Kent County.

• Saturday, April 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m.: Fox Hole Landing on the Sassafras River

• Saturday, April 10, beginning at 9:30 a.m.: Turner’s Creek Park on the Sassafras River

• Saturday, April 17, beginning at 9 a.m.: Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area, Bloomfield Farm

• Sunday, April 18, beginning at 1 p.m.: the Gilchrest Rail Trail in Chestertown

Volunteers are asked to contact Laura Wood at lwood@shorerivers.org. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring water, and to wear a face mask and appropriate attire.

Ellyn Vail is the contact person for the cleanup at the Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area. She said coffee, water and snacks will be provided, as well as gloves and trash bags. She encourages volunteers to wear boots.

“We will meet in the parking lot at 8:45 a.m. to get set up and checked in,” she said.

Vail is asking interested volunteers to contact her before April 7 by email ellynvail49@gmail.com or 703-283-3627.

In 2019, a team of 19 volunteers helped remove nearly 1,700 pounds of trash and large items from the Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area as part of Project Clean Stream. There was no cleanup in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.

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