Original plans to invite attendees to participate in a local river cleanup during the AFS Annual Meeting are going continental! The meeting in Columbus may not be in person, but we are still dedicated to improving the overall water quality and aquatic habitat of local waterways. AFS sees our switch to a virtual meeting as an opportunity to amplify the original, local impact across the country, and internationally too. Join us throughout the 2-week period of the Virtual Meeting as we improve the health of our local rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds.
Organize or join a group in your community! Find a service project using our Google Map or submit a Google Form to start your own and gather volunteers (both map and form coming soon!). Due to COVID-19, groups may not exceed 20 people and all participants are required to wear masks and practice social distancing if gathering a group for a cleanup. OR, if you prefer, do your own private cleanup! However you decide to participate, remember to post about it with the hashtags #StreamCleanAFS and #AFSvirtual2020 to help spread the word!
Now for a bit of friendly competition. The AFS Division with the most sites cleaned within their area will be crowned the Virtual Stream Cleanup Champions! Help your Division earn the title and bragging rights as the most dedicated to trash-free waters in all of AFS!