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Take Action: Nauticus’ Virtual Community Clean Up Day

Pledge to clean up your community, as a community.

A hand reaches down to pick up plastic bottles on a beach. The other visible hand carries a trashbag.

Words and Images courtesy of Nauticus.

Nauticus will host a socially-distanced virtual community clean up on April 3, 2021 in celebration of its traveling exhibition by National Geographic, Planet or Plastic?. “This river is a community treasure and also our responsibility,” said Stephen E. Kirkland, Nauticus’ executive director. “We’re challenging the 757 to come together and make a real difference on April 3rd, but our ultimate goal is to prioritize environmental stewardship every single day of the year.”

Help beautify the Hampton Roads community and stop trash and waste from depositing in our ocean by cleaning up your local neighborhood, park or beach. All participants will receive a discounted admission rate of $7.57 (plus tax) to Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin on April 3 or 4.

How to Participate & Receive Discounted Admission:

Step 2. Find a safe location to clean up

Step 3. Bring the proper cleaning supplies

Step 5. Take pictures of your virtual clean up and post to your public Instagram account (or on the Nauticus Facebook page) with #Nauticuscleanup @nauticusnorfolk

Step 6. Visit Nauticus on April 3 or April 4, show proof of social media post to admissions desk to receive discounted admission. (Discount limited to 2 tickets per participant post; guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Participation in Nauticus’ virtual clean up event is voluntary and solely at a participant’s own risk, including risk associated with COVID-19. Individuals should only participate to the extent that they can comply with applicable federal, state, and local rules and restrictions, and the below required practices including physical distancing.

Event is supported by our generous sponsors, Hampton Roads Shipping Association & Virginia Maritime Association. For more information, visit .

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