VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says about 125,000 pounds of litter have been removed from Virginia’s shorelines during a one-day volunteer event.

About 6,000 volunteers at nearly 275 sites across the state picked up trash from about 530 miles of shoreline.

The foundation says the most common items found Saturday were plastic bottles, plastic bags and cigarette butts. There were also household appliances, automobile parts and other large harmful items that were found.

Cleanups were held throughout Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore and in Richmond, Charlottesville and Northern Virginia. All of Virginia’s state parks within the Chesapeake Bay watershed offered cleanup sites. O

Since 1989, Clean the Bay Day has had about 140,000 volunteers who have removed more than 6.2 million pounds of debris from more than 6,500 miles of shoreline.

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