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


Celebrate Earth Day!

Cleanup Event

The City of Hyattsville will be hosting a large scale trash & debris removal in the wooded area adjacent to the University Christian Church. Volunteers are reminded to dress for the elements; long sleeves, long pants and sturdy boots or shoes. Please bring water & sunscreen!

Participation helps to satisfy the State of Maryland Student Service Learning Requirement.

22Apr

Paddle the Channel - Green the Wharf DC

Cleanup Event

Clean our waterways event on Earth Day. Gathering the local
Southwest Community and anyone who enjoys the Wharf to spend an afternoon kayaking or walking the Washington Channel to clean the trash and debris, recycle and dispose. Then we will clean up and meet back at the local Wharf restaurants that supported our event.

Please RSVP here: www.eventbrite.com/e/paddle-the-channel-green-the-wharf-dc-tickets-44792988033

22Apr

Woodridge Elementary School (Copy)

Cleanup Event

Clean up school grounds, weed, mulch, trim bushes.

28Apr

Washington Canoe Club Potomac River Cleanup

Cleanup Event

Join us at Washington Canoe Club for a Potomac River cleanup along the Capitol Crescent Trail.

28Apr

Clean Up, Green Up at Red Top

Cleanup Event

County Council Member Taveras is hosting a Clean Up, Green Up event on April 28th from 10 – 2. We will be meeting at 601 Fairview Avenue, Takoma Park Md. All are welcome!

28Apr

Henson Creek Community CleanUp

Cleanup Event

"Project Clean Water" is a program designed to give participants hands-on experience in environmental stewardship, an opportunity to make a personal pledge of action to help keep our waters clean, and learn how our faith connects to the environment. The Denny House and our Community Partners come together six times a year to clean up our neighborhood streets and streams, laying the foundation for our next generation of environmental leaders.

28Apr

Mallows Bay Trash Cleanup

Cleanup Event

In Mallows Bay, more than 100 World War 1-era wooden vessels rest in the shallow bay -waters and along its shoreline marking one of the most curious yet important periods in the Nation’s maritime history. It's an exciting year to be along this section of the Potomac! Mallows Bay and an adjacent area of the Potomac River are being considered for designation as a National Marine Sanctuary. Additionally, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, in cooperation with MD DNR, will be launching a new water quality buoy for recreational and commercial users!

Bring a canoe, kayak or walk along the shore. Join local historians and archaeologists who will share the stories of Mallows as part of the cleanup activities. If you need a rental, please contact Judy at Atlantic Kayak (info@atlantickayak.com) or 301-292-6455 - she will deliver and pick up the kayak and safety gear.

Thanks for considering this legendary site along the Potomac. We hope you are able to join us.

28Apr

Accotink Creek Cleanup with Friends of Accotink Creek in April (Pickett Road)

Cleanup Event

Volunteers may find more information and directions at
www.accotink.org/2018/PotomacWatershedCleanuppre-event2018.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

28Apr

Accotink Creek Cleanup with Friends of Accotink Creek in April (Barkley Drive)

Cleanup Event

Volunteers may find more information and directions at
www.accotink.org/2018/PotomacWatershedCleanuppre-event2018.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

28Apr

Accotink Creek Cleanup with Friends of Accotink Creek in April (Woodburn Road)

Cleanup Event

Volunteers may find more information and directions at
www.accotink.org/2018/PotomacWatershedCleanuppre-event2018.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

28Apr

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