Wednesday, April 14th, 2021


Keeping Virginia Beach Clean and Beautiful

The Lynnhaven River Now and MOCA joined forces on February 19th cleaning up the wetlands around the museum. All volunteers were rewarded with a free family pass which gives free admission for up to five people to check out MOCA's exhibitions.The Steward & Access Committee organizes 12 regular monthly cleanups around the Lynnhaven watershed, plus occasional pop-up operations and cleanups in partnership with the city and other groups.  At this cleanup they removed 1,562 pounds of debris and trash.
"One of the things our committee takes great pride in is the fact that we have a diverse group of citizen volunteers, from children to seniors," member Robert Brown explains.  They also work closely with the Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation and Public Works.

Also, The Vibe District and the City of Virginia Beach called on volunteers and artists on a Saturday in February to clean up and beautify the south end of Virginia Beach.

Left, Ann Marie Dori, right, Vicki Carey 

Dana Sizemore

Eric Loescher & one of his children

From left, Whit Peace, Rich Boylan and Arthur Jones help carry bulky items

Pamela Jacobson catching a discarded can 

Lynnhaven River Now volunteers

From left, Don Runyan, Pamela Jacobson, Gillian Lustenberger, Jenny Lustenberger, John Murray, and Laney Brown

What a great group of volunteers!

Little dragon Louis helps his mother Ellie Thurston with a mosaic flower pot.

Artist Devon Smith hanging her art on the Vibe wall with her husband.