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


Potomac River Watershed Clean up Fort Washington Park

Cleanup Event

The clean up is held at the Fort Washington Lighthouse. Park in the Lighthouse parking lot and walk to the shoreline near the Lighthouse. There is a public restroom in the parking lot.
Wear sturdy shoes as the shoreline is uneven in places with natural debris on the beach.

11Apr

Potomac River Watershed Clean up Fort Washington Park

Cleanup Event

The clean up is held at the Fort Washington Lighthouse. Park in the Lighthouse parking lot and walk to the shoreline near the Lighthouse. There is a public restroom in the parking lot.
Wear sturdy shoes as the shoreline is uneven in places with natural debris on the beach.

11Apr

Washingtonian Woods - Gaithersburg Green Up Day/Potomac River Watershed Cleanup 2021

Cleanup Event

Spring cleaning takes on new meaning during this year’s community-wide Green Up Day. Join volunteers as they make a difference throughout the community by cleaning up and beautifying local streams, schools, parks, and homeowner association common areas during Community Green Up Day. The City is looking for volunteers for this event. Students can also earn student service learning credits.

Please wear clothing and footwear that are weather-appropriate and that can get dirty, muddy, or wet. Although the City supplies equipment, volunteers are welcome to bring their own gloves or supplies to the event.

For those interested in earning Student Service Learning (SSL) hours, please sign in when you arrive, and bring all paperwork with you.

11Apr

Friends of the Occoquan Spring River Clean Up 2021

Cleanup Event

You can make a difference 6 Feet Apart! Help preserve one of our region’s most important natural resources: The Occoquan River ! Make cleaning the river and reducing your single-use plastic waste part of your spring cleaning plans!

Join us at one of these sites on Saturday, April 17th from 9 am-12 pm for FOTO’s Occoquan River Clean Up!

Bull Run Marina
Fountainhead Park

17Apr

Accotink Creek Cleanup with Friends of Accotink Creek in April + May (Fairfax Blvd bridge)

Cleanup Event

Volunteers may find more information and directions at
accotink.org/2021/PotomacWatershedCleanuppre-event2021.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

17Apr

Accotink Creek Cleanup with Friends of Accotink Creek in April (Chain Bridge Road)

Cleanup Event

Volunteers may find more information and directions at
accotink.org/2021/PotomacWatershedCleanuppre-event2021.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

17Apr

Accotink Creek Cleanup with Friends of Accotink Creek in April (Old Lee Highway)

Cleanup Event

Volunteers may find more information and directions at
accotink.org/2021/PotomacWatershedCleanuppre-event2021.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

17Apr

Bohrer Park Trash Cleanup Event 2021

Cleanup Event

Spring cleaning takes on new meaning during Gaithersburg Green Month. Join volunteers as they make a difference throughout the community by cleaning up and beautifying local streams, schools, parks, and homeowner association common areas during Community Green Up Day. Students can also earn student service learning credits.

Please wear clothing and footwear that are weather-appropriate and that can get dirty, muddy, or wet. Although the City supplies equipment, volunteers are welcome to bring their own gloves or supplies to the event.

For those interested in earning Student Service Learning (SSL) hours, please sign in when you arrive, and bring all paperwork with you.

17Apr

Forest Heights Spring Cleanup

Cleanup Event

The Forest Heights cleanup will be Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 9am-12pm. There will not be a weather makeup date. We will be removing trash from select Town roads. Student service hours available. Free refreshments.

17Apr

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

17Apr

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