Clean Virginia Waterways (Farmville, VA)


  • Name:Mrs. Kathleen Register
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Clean Virginia Waterways
  • Address:Longwood University
    201 High Street
    Farmville, VA 23909
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:434-395-2602
  • Main fax:434-395-2978

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Mobile phone:434-607-8021

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Mission Statement
    Enhance the health of Virginia’s water resources through pollution prevention, education and stewardship activities involving Virginians from the classroom to the boardroom.

    Strategic Goals
    • Educate the public, school children and teachers about freshwater and marine pollution as well as measures needed to reduce pollution and enhance conservation of Virginia's waterways.
    • Clean Virginia's waterways and shorelines of debris and litter through volunteer effort; recycle items when possible.
    • Collect, analyze and share valuable data about the debris found on our waterways in order to find solutions.
    • Increase understanding of the health of Virginia’s waters through training volunteers to collect water quality data.
    • Help Virginians conserve and protect our water quality.

  • History:
  • Clean Virginia Waterways (CVW), founded in 1995, is a statewide, nonprofit, incorporated organization that is based at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia and is also affiliated with the Ocean Conservancy -- a national marine conservation organization in Washington D.C. CVW has been selected by OC as the sanctioned coordinator of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) in VA. Over its 16-year history, CVW has coordinated the annual ICC, and has expanded to offer additional waste management and water-resource educational programs. CVW also conducts workshops for teachers, farmers, businesses and homeowners on water conservation and resource protection, water quality monitoring, and recycling activities. CVW has an extensive, award-winning record of working with businesses, nonprofit organizations, museums, educators, state agencies and communities/citizens on litter prevention, and raising public awareness about water resource issues. Longwood University generously provides a majority of CVW’s overhead expenses (office space, utilities, discounted printing costs, warehouse storage, web site hosting, student interns, fiscal management), making the operations of CVW very cost-efficient and highly effective. Contributions to CVW are applied directly to program implementation instead of overhead expenses.
    Structure: CVW is guided by an independent Board of Directors, and reports to Longwood University’s Vice President of University Advancement. As an affiliate of Longwood, CVW follows state government regulations regarding travel, purchasing, record keeping and fiscal management. CVW has 501(c)(3) tax status through the University, and is audited annually by the University as well as the Commonwealth of Virginia.
    Clean Virginia Waterways and its programs are unique in many ways:
    • CVW actively seeks to involve citizens and organizations that do not traditionally participate in environmental stewardship events. CVW works closely with businesses, churches and civic organizations on the necessity of protecting and maintaining their local waterways and taking care of the environment.
    • CVW organizes the only statewide cleanup of litter and debris in Virginia’s waterways. CVW’s litter prevention programs and data collection efforts focus on Virginia’s beaches, rivers and streams. CVW is unique in assessing the sources and impacts to litter as it affects aquatic ecosystems. CVW works closely with other NGOs, nonprofit and civic groups and governments to develop solutions. Data collected by ICC volunteers are used by local, state and regional organizations to support programs and legislation for the reduction and control of marine debris. Data are also used to evaluate the success of these interventions to be sure that these resources are effective and are helping the environment through behavioral change and increased stewardship.
    • 55,000+ volunteers have removed more that 2.2 million pounds of litter and trash from Virginia’s rivers over the last 16 years, and have collected valuable data that CVW puts to work to combat pollution and change peoples’ behaviors.
    • CVW developed the Rain Barrel Workshop program that has been used by more than 150 nonprofits and local governments across Virginia. This workshop blends extensive water conservation and water quality protection information.
    • CVW has a uniquely low ratio of year-round staff to volunteers: 2 to 6000+.
    • CVW’s volunteers, by donating their time, contribute an excess of $200,000 worth of man-hours to the ICC in Virginia (based on 5000 volunteers, 3 hours each at $12 per hour; and 165 Site Captains at $15 per hour, 10 hours per cleanup event). According to Independent Sector (, volunteers’ time in 2009 can be considered to be worth $20.85 per hour, so this estimate is conservative.
    • CVW is committed to offering hands-on stewardship opportunities to citizens and educators as people appreciate opportunities to demonstrate their commitment to the environment and learn how their actions can make a positive difference.

  • Year established:1995
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:
  • Advisory board size:6
  • Staff size:4


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:54-6001788

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:546001788
  • Organization Name:LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY
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  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:201 HIGH ST
  • Organization City:FARMVILLE
  • Organization State:VA
  • Organization Zip:23909-1800
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:December, 1966
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:11
  • Foundation Code Desc.:School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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  • Organization Code:5 (Association)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2009
  • Filing Requirement Category:14 (990 - Not required to file (instrumentalities of states or political subdivisions))
  • Accounting Period:June
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  • Asset Amount:$0
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  • Income Amount:$0
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  • 990 Revenue Amount:$0
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:32:33 pm

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