Floyd County is pleased to announce the annual Little River Clean-up Day. Residents are invited to volunteer to help pick up litter and items along and in a stretch of the Little River on the morning of Saturday, August 24.
Citizens must pre-register by August 9th at the Floyd County website, www.floydcova.org. “This is a great opportunity to have some fun and help our community,” said Terri Morris, County Administrator. “Registration is limited to 60 people due to a limited number of watercraft and space.”
LINK for on-line sign-up: https://forms.gle/9DjcSLFXCS2F9RMn7
The project is a collaboration of the County, On the Water in Floyd, the Tourism Office, the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce and the New River Valley Regional Commission, as well as the regional “ReNew the New” effort. While the New River does not flow through Floyd County, the Little River is a tributary of the New River.
Sign-in for the day will begin promptly at 8 a.m. and the clean-up will end around noon. Volunteers will be provided a complimentary t-shirt and lunch. Canoes are being provided by On the Water in Floyd, owned by Daniel Sowers, who has led clean-ups of the river before.
On the Water in Floyd is also providing the team leaders for each clean-up team, as well as the centralized location for check-in, lunch, etc. Those who register to help will be asked if they have their own life jackets, canoes and/or kayaks they can bring.
Immediately following the Clean-up will be the Chamber’s Rubber Duck Race, which will be at the same location. There will be food for sale, as well as music, and of course, the duck race. You can purchase a “duck” and cheer for it to win the race in the river.
If you have questions about the Floyd County Chamber’s Rubber Duck Race, please contact the Chamber office at 540 745-4407.
If you have questions about Floyd County’s Little River Clean-up, please contact Terri Morris at 540 745-9300.
OR more info: http://www.floydcova.org/LRcleanup