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


Quantico Creek Cleanup

Cleanup Event

Get Involved for a Plastic Free Waterway in Prince William County

Join for a Quantico Creek Cleanup in the Historic Town of Dumfries in support of Plastic Pollution and Water Quality Awareness in Prince William County.

Volunteers will be meeting at the Dumfries Elementary School Parking Lot. 3990 Cameron St. Dumfries, VA 22026.

23Feb

Neabsco Creek Cleanup at Eagles Park, Woodbridge: 2018 PWC Stream Cleanup Launching

Cleanup Event

2019 Big County Spring Stream Cleanup Launching
Neabsco Creek- Eagles Park
Prince William County, Prince William Soil and Water, Prince William Trails and Streams and Woodbridge Potomac Community Civic Association partner to help keep the Neabsco Watershed Clean.

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

Prince William County residents and students who need community service hours are all invited to this event at Eagle Park (above Julie J. Metz Neabsco Creek Wetlands Preserve) in Woodbridge.
In 2018, over 4280 pounds of trash was collected from this site ( 132 litter bags and 37 tires).
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Volunteers' Parking: Neabsco Eagles Park (15801 Neabsco Road, Woodbridge), The cleanup site is a short walk from the park.


To register for this event, please visit:

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02Mar

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at the old Indian Village Site Near White's Ferry and C&O Canal Mile

Cleanup Event

Wear waterproof boots and clothing appropriate for the weather. The site is about seven-tenths of a mile up the towpath from the parking area at White's Ferry.

30Mar

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at the Monocacy Aqueduct to Lock 27 of the C&O Canal

Cleanup Event

This is a river cleanup at the Mouth of the Monocacy River down the Potomac River behind lock 27 of the C&O Canal.

06Apr

Potomac Watershed Cleanup at Greenbelt Park 2019

Cleanup Event

Greenbelt Park is a part of the Still Creek, the Anacostia River, and the Potomac River Watershed. We will be cleaning our park to help keep our part of the watershed clean!
Pre-registered is required- scaearthdaygreenbelt.eventbrite.com

06Apr

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Fort Belvoir

Cleanup Event

Come join the Fort Belvoir Environmental Division and help cleanup the shorelines surrounding Fort Belvoir!

07Apr

31st Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Hard Bargain Farm

Cleanup Event

Join us for the 31st Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at our flagship site, Hard Bargain Farm!

The Alice Ferguson Foundation was established in 1954 as a non-profit organization chartered in the state of Maryland. The Alice Ferguson Foundation’s educational programs unite students, educators, park rangers, communities, regional organizations, and government agencies throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to promote the environmental sustainability of the Potomac River watershed.

13Apr

Quantico Creek Cleanup

Cleanup Event

It's a fun and educational event. Volunteers will be provided with supplies to remove trash and debris from along Quantico Creek in the Town of Dumfries. Breakfast and lunch is provided.

13Apr

Cleanup at Dyke Marsh and Belle Haven Park

Cleanup Event

Help us clean the shoreline of the Potomac River along the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

13Apr

Canal and area cleanup at Violettes Lock

Cleanup Event

Trash pickup.

13Apr

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