A Beautiful Shiver in the River ’18 from Keep Virginia Beautiful

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A Beautiful Shiver in the River ’18 from Keep Virginia Beautiful

Volunteers take the plunge at Keep Virginia Beautiful's 4th annual "Shiver in the River." (Photo by Dave Parrish)

A volunteer picks up litter alongside the James River during Keep Virginia Beautiful's 4th annual "Shiver in the River" community cleanup. (Photo by Jessica Stone Hendricks)

Keep Virginia Beautiful Executive Director Mike Baum with a volunteer at KVB's 4th annual "Shiver in the River" community cleanup. (Photo by Dave Parrish)

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Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:00am

The folks at Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) had to admit it. They were a bit nervous prior to KVB's 2018 "Shiver in the River."

In late January, Virginia's James River was well above flood stage because of several weeks of rainy weather. But after 10-plus days of gorgeous weather, the James receded, and hundreds of volunteers flocked to Historic Tredegar for the 4th Annual Shiver in the River.

Now that the results have been tallied, more than 500 people gathered well over a ton of trash from in and around the James River. Slightly more than 200 hardy souls stripped down to their bathing suits, tutus, and more (or less!) for the James River Jump, helping to raise much-needed funds to keep Virginia beautiful!

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