Time: 8:00 AM to 12 Noon (Lunch included for all volunteers)
Location: On the Water in Floyd Thunderstruck Rd, Floyd, VA 24091 Directions: Take Route 8 toward Christiansburg. Go approximately 5 miles, and turn right on Slusher Store Road. Proceed about 1/2 mile to the intersection of Thunderstruck Rd.
Floyd County is pleased to announce its first-ever Little River Clean-up Day. Residents are invited to volunteer to spend the morning of Saturday, August 26 helping pick up litter and items in and along a stretch of the Little River.
Citizens must pre-register by August 4th. (Registration form below) “This is a great opportunity to have some fun and help our community,” said Terri Morris, County Administrator. “Registration is limited to 60 people since this is the first one the County has coordinated.”
This project is a collaboration of the County, the Town, On the Water in Floyd, the Tourism Office, the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce, and the New River Valley Regional Commission, as well as the regional “ReNew the New” effort. While the New River does not flow through Floyd County, the Little River is a tributary of the New River.
Sign-in for the day will begin promptly at 8 a.m. and the clean-up will end around noon. Volunteers will be provided a complimentary t-shirt and lunch. Canoes are being provided by On the Water in Floyd, owned by Daniel Sowers, who has led clean-ups of the river before. On the Water in Floyd is also providing the team leaders for each clean-up team, as well as the centralized location for check-in, lunch, etc. Those who register to help will be asked if they have their own life jackets they can bring.
Immediately following the Clean-up will be the Chamber’s Rubber Duck Race, which will be at the same location. There will be food for sale, as well as music, and of course, the duck race. You can purchase a “duck” and cheer for it to win the race in the river. If you have questions about the Floyd County Chamber’s Rubber Duck Race, please contact the Chamber office at 540 745-4407 or visit the Chamber website.
If you have questions about Floyd County’s Little River Clean-up, please contact Terri Morris at 540 745-9300.
Registration and Flyer
County of Floyd
Terri Morris, County Administrator