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Beautification and Clean-Ups
Adopt-a-Park / Adopt-a-Spot-in-a-Park / Special Projects
Adopt-A-Park and Adopt-A-Spot-in-a-Park
pickup and beautification projects such as planting, mulching and weeding).
June 6, 2020 - CANCELLED
Hosted by the City of Chesapeake and other Hampton Roads’ cities.
- Individuals, groups, and organizations are encouraged to register to help to clean-up Chesapeake’s waterways.
- Boaters and businesses along the waterway are especially needed to help with the clean-up.
- To Register, visit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation website.
Great American Clean-Up
September 18-19, 2020
JOIN the BIGGEST clean-up campaign of the year! Anyone can participate – individuals, organizations such as civic leagues, scouts, and businesses.
Ways “YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!”
- Pick up litter
- Plant trees/flowers
- Plant a community garden
- Conduct an environmental education program
- Host a litter-free event
- Click here to register for the 2020 Great American Clean-up
October 3, 2020 - CANCELLED
Join us for the 33rd Annual Arbor Day Ceremony and celebration. You can watch a tree planting demonstration, receive a free tree seedling, and take a guided nature trail tour and experience the natural environment the Chesapeake Arboretum has to offer.
- Photographs with "Chessie" the Parks,
Recreationand Tourism mascot.
- FREE tree seedlings.
- Recycle Plastic Bags – Bring five plastic bags and receive a reusable bag.
No registration required.
Arbor Day is sponsored by Parks,
City of Chesapeake Locality License Plate for Beautification and Conservation
A City of Chesapeake Locality License Plate for Beautification and Conservation can be purchased at any Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Office or online. The plate has an annual cost of $25 plus the cost of registration and personalization (if any). Of this cost, $15 will be used to fund Chesapeake beautification projects. This $15 portion of the cost may be
Chesapeake Recycles Day
Bring your old electronics,
For information or questions about the Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council (CEIC) or its projects, call the Special Programs Office in the Department of Parks,