Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed


Welcome to the Trash Free Potomac Network, a database designed to foster connections between volunteers, organizations, businesses, and governments who are involved with solving the litter problem in the Potomac Watershed. Throughout the year, event leaders will be posting volunteer opportunities, local cleanups, and workshops to be involved with. You can find these opportunities by clicking “Find an Event” and searching. If you are interesting in posting your own events, you will first need to register as an event leader. Click on “Register an Event” to get started.

The Trash Network also hosts the sites for the Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. Along with utilizing this site, we encourage all site leaders and volunteers to read through the list of responsibilities, safety information, and resources found at potomaccleanup.org

If you have any questions about the database, please email potomaccleanup@fergusonfoundation.org

 

Upcoming Events


Big Neabsco Creek Cleanup at Eagles Park, Woodbridge: Prince William County

Cleanup Event

2020 Big Neabsco Watershed Cleanup
Neabsco Creek- Eagles Park

Join Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition, Woodbridge Potomac Community Civic Association, REI Coop, NOVA Geocache, Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District other partners for more water quality awareness in the Neabsco Watershed/

Come promote plastic pollution and water quality awareness in PWC. Come support water quality awareness campaign and give a treat to the beautiful Neabsco Creek which is close to the New Woodbridge Boardwalk and Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.

This event is a good learning opportunity to residents and students who need community service hours. This event is open to residents of all ages to come see first hand impact of floatables as they make their way through the Potomac River into the Chesapeake Bay near the Julie J. Metz Neabsco Creek Wetlands Preserve in Woodbridge.

In 2019, 140 volunteers collected over 5100 pounds of trash ( 231 litter bags and 22 tires). This year ...
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07Mar

Ft. Stanton Volunteer Day

Cleanup Event

Fort Stanton Park was created in 1926 to preserve the hilltops where the Union army constructed Fort Stanton and Battery Rickets to defend the Nation’s Capital during the Civil War. The remains of their earthworks and ditches can still be seen in the woods.

Its more than 150 acres of woods include two stream valleys, stands of towering poplar trees, commanding views hilltop views across the city, and small rock outcroppings.

?Sadly, years of littering and dumping have polluted the landscape. Invasive plant such as kudzu, bittersweet, Asian wisteria, and Japanese knotweed have destroyed whole areas of forest and threaten others. Action must be taken to save this special place before it is too late.

07Mar

Difficult Run Watershed Clean-Up: Hunter Mill Road

Cleanup Event

Annual event!

Join us in protecting Difficult Run & its downstream waterways while preserving the beauty of Hunter Mill Road.

www.funinfairfaxva.com/hunter-mill-road/

Exertion: light to moderate, depending on volunteer preference
Time commitment: 1.5 - 3 hours

14Mar

Shepherd Parkway Community Clean-Up

Cleanup Event

Be a part of the tradition! The Ward 8 Woods Conservancy has been hosting Shepherd Parkway Community Clean-Ups's every second Saturday of the month since 2011!

Discover the beauty of one of DC's most overlooked parkland while helping to undo decades of littering, dumping, and unchecked growth of invasive plants.

Visit ward8woods.org for more info.

14Mar

Petworth Spring Cleanup

Cleanup Event

Neighborhood effort to clean up litter and, by extension, prevent pollution in the Potomac and Anacostia River Watersheds.

28Mar

Cherrywood Lane--Greenbelt

Cleanup Event

We will do a cleanup of a wooded area surrounding a pond that is part of Indian Creek.

Participants should wear boots or sturdy shoes that you don't mind getting muddy. Participants also should wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, socks, and a hat to protect against ticks. Participants should do a thorough tick check following the cleanup.

Bring work gloves if you have them, but we also will have gloves at the site. We also will have trash bags at the site.

29Mar

Good Neighbor Day

Cleanup Event

Good Neighbor Day is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, the City of College Park, and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The event brings together the College Park community to beautify shared spaces, educate and engage in sustainable practices, and take pride in Greater College Park.

04Apr

Good Neighbor Day

Cleanup Event

Good Neighbor Day is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, the City of College Park, and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The event brings together the College Park community to beautify shared spaces, educate and engage in sustainable practices, and take pride in Greater College Park.

04Apr

Good Neighbor Day

Cleanup Event

Good Neighbor Day is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, the City of College Park, and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The event brings together the College Park community to beautify shared spaces, educate and engage in sustainable practices, and take pride in Greater College Park.

04Apr

In the News

Have you been in the news, or do you have a news item you want to share? Email the story to potomaccleanup@fergusonfoundation.org