If you're out and about next Saturday you may see an increased number of people with trash bags.

That's because it's the third annual Clean the Fork Day. An event that Traci Jeffrey, the Director of the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau, helped organize.

“So we are going to be having Clean the Fork Day coming up on Saturday, April 21, it's the Saturday closest to Earth day,” said Jeffrey. “We will be kicking off at 8:30 in the morning at Johnson Park.”

Their mission is simple yet important one

“Our goal is to clean the area of Norfolk and to pick up the trash so that when visitors come or maybe community members are driving around, we won't have trash lying around now that winter is over. We want give Norfolk a new look.”

Clean the Fork Day all started two years ago when North Fork Outfitter wanted to clean the river. After a successful first year other business took interest and the project grew.

“We got involved, and other businesses got involved, and we started looking t other areas in the community,” Jeffrey said.

Areas included in this years event include: Dowtown Norfolk, Sunset plaza, the area around Walmart, 13th Street and a few others.

While the event may be centered around cleaning up, Jeffery believes it's a lot more than that.

“It's a great opportunity for Norfolk citizens to come together and maybe get to know somebody else that lives here. But, (they can) also take pride in their ownership that next time they throw out a trash bag that they'll think twice about doing that, because they'll remember this day that we take the time and the efforts to make Norfolk look beautiful.”

Sign up to help with the event is at Johnson Park, Saturday, April 21 at 8:30 A.M.