Friends of the Lower Appomattox River is hosting its annual Spring River Clean-up Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30. Pick a...
Volunteers help clean up the banks of the Appomattox River each spring.

Friends of the Lower Appomattox River is hosting its annual Spring River Clean-up Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30.

Pick a site and come on out! Help restore healthy shorelines by removing litter, debris and trash from local lands along the Appomattox River at sites in Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Hopewell and Petersburg.

FOLAR site captains will be at each site to provide guidance and trash bags. Wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves if you have them.

Clean-up sites include: Campbell’s Bridge – Petersburg Patton Park, University Boulevard (near VSU); Ferndale Appomattox Riverside Park, Ferndale Road, Dinwiddie; Hopewell City Park, 205 Appomattox St., Hopewell; Rosalyn Landing Park, 265 Charles Dimmock Parkway, Colonial Heights.

Last year more than 500 bags of trash, tires and other damaging material were collected from the Appomattox River and its tributaries in a three-hour period.

Register at www.folar-va.org. For more information, email Wendy Austin at waustin@folar-va.org or call (804) 543-0325.