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Preventing Cigarette Litter at the Beach

The Virginia Beach Chapter is participating in a Cigarette Litter Prevention Program in partnership with Clean Virginia Waterways, the Virginia Beach Hotel Association, Virginia Green and Keep America Beautiful. This unique pilot project is taking place at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront where several boardwalk hotels are being provided with cigarette butt receptacles, pocket ashtrays and educational materials for their guests…. Read more »

Solution 2 Ocean Pollution Summit

A Solution 2 Ocean Pollution Summit, Christina Trapani Seatack Elementary, an Achievable Dream Academy, is one of the Virginia Beach schools testingĀ our pilot Youth Reusable Bag Program. Our chapter volunteers explained the issue of marine debris and the kids have spent the last several weeks studying plastic pollution and its effects on our waterways and marine life. On March 22nd,… Read more »

Winter Beach Party and Pete Smith Benefit

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We would like to thank every one who came out to our Winter Beach Party! We’d especially like to thank Croc’s for hosting, Bruce Todd and Colleen Swingle for providing us with great music and all of the donors who provided us with silent auction prizes. We raised almost $1000 to help Pete with his medical bills. Silent auction donors:… Read more »

Say NO to Offshore Drilling in Virginia!

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Please sign our petition asking the Virginia Beach City Council to join local business and community leaders by issuing a formal statement opposing drilling off the Virginia coastline. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/say-no-to-offshore-drilling-on-the-virginia-coast Offshore oil and gas drilling poses a direct threat to the environment and economy of the City of Virginia Beach. Oil and gas development would require seismic surveys, drilling operations, oil… Read more »