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Clean the Bay 2012

PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- Some unusual items collected during Clean the Bay Day on Craney Island included baskets and large slabs of timber. This year more than 23 employees and family members from the Norfolk District participated in the statewide initiative. Organized by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, in conjunction with municipalities, businesses and government agencies, thousands of volunteers across the Commonwealth of Virginia worked together to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. Every year since 1989, thousands of citizens throughout the Commonwealth have dedicated their time to clear litter from waterways. Norfolk District employees volunteer each year to remove debris from the shorelines of the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area, which is operated and maintained by the district. CIDMMA is a 2,500-acre confined dredged material disposal site on the north side of Portsmouth, Va. It serves as an economical and environmentally sustainable repository for material dredged within the federal waterways of the Hampton Roads harbor. (U.S. Army photo/Pamela K. Spaugy)

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Taken on January 1, 2000