The International Coastal Cleanup has kicked off STATEWIDE in Virginia, and cleanup events continue through November. Now is the time to sign up to be a local cleanup coordinator for your favorite beach, marsh, stream and riverbank. Volunteers throughout Virginia turn out in large numbers each year for this event, which is organized by Clean Virginia Waterways, and is part of an international campaign organized by the Ocean Conservancy in Washington, DC. Participants all over the world collect trash and other marine debris and record what they find. This information is then used to help reduce future marine debris problems. To get involved as a leader or as a volunteer, see