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Volunteers Needed for Blacks Run Clean Up Day

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City of Harrisonburg Press Release

Harrisonburg, VA – The City of Harrisonburg is in the midst of planning the 17th annual Blacks Run Clean Up Day.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 12 and the event will kick off from Ralph Sampson Park, which is a new location.

In addition to the cleanup efforts, the city will also recognize Arbor Day by planting trees and tending to some of the city’s urban forest. The newly formed Tree Stewards of Harrisonburg will add a helping hand during this event.

This annual event removes several tons of trash and debris from our local Blacks Run that flows throughout the city. While Blacks Run is on the list of impaired waters, through events such as this, the stream’s health has shown some improvement.

Volunteers are needed to pick up trash and debris that is found along the banks of the stream. Supplies will be provided to all volunteers.

Those interested in volunteering, should visit www.CleanStream.org to sign up or to read more about this event.

Who will notify you if an emergency-related event is happening in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County? Sign up to receive free alerts through the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Emergency Alert System by visiting www.HREmergencyAlert.com.

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