WYE MILLS — Trash is everywhere throughout our watersheds — floating in ditches and streams, littering roadways, dirtying parks, and fluttering through farm fields. In April, ShoreRivers and volunteers will host community trash cleanups to help rid our towns, streets, and parks of litter before it reaches our waterways. One is planned at 1:30 p.m. April 11 at Wye Mills on the Wye River and another at 9 a.m. April 18 at Greensboro Community Park on the Choptank River.

These events are part of the annual Project Clean Stream, a Bay-wide cleanup organized by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. 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. This is a great way to get outside and make a tangible difference in for own rivers while being a part of the larger effort all across the Bay.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Laura Wood at lwood@shorerivers.org. Trash bags and gloves are provided; volunteers are encouraged to bring water, a mask, and wear appropriate attire. To plan your own Project Clean Stream event, visit www.allianceforthebay.org/project/project-clean-stream/.

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