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


PRKN Oxon Cove Cleanup

Cleanup Event

Join Potomac Riverkeeper Network for a major river cleanup of the Oxon Cove shoreline. Kick off the new year enjoying the outdoors of this often-overlooked park, Oxon Hill Farm, while making a positive impact in your community.

We will spend the entire afternoon on Saturday, January 30rd, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event is split in two blocks. You may sign up for block 1 (9 AM to 12 PM), block 2 (12 PM to 3 PM) or both.

This site is for block 1 --> 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Find block 2 (12-3) HERE.

Registration is from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and will be in the parking lot at Oxon Hill Farm Park. From there, volunteers must walk nearly one mile down to the cove to reach the shoreline, so please be prepared for a brisk hike.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are limiting the number of volunteers, so please register only if you are serious about attending. We need volunteers of all ages to help remove single use plastics and trash washed into the cove. We also need volunteers capable of hauling shopping car...
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30Jan

PRKN Oxon Cove Cleanup

Cleanup Event

Join Potomac Riverkeeper Network for a major river cleanup of the Oxon Cove shoreline. Kick off the new year enjoying the outdoors of this often-overlooked park, Oxon Hill Farm, while making a positive impact in your community.

We will spend the entire afternoon on Saturday, January 30rd, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event is split in two blocks. You may sign up for block 1 (9 AM to 12 PM), block 2 (12 PM to 3 PM) or both.

This site is for block 2 --> 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Find block 1 (9-12) HERE.

Registration is from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and will be in the parking lot at Oxon Hill Farm Park. From there, volunteers must walk nearly one mile down to the cove to reach the shoreline, so please be prepared for a brisk hike.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are limiting the number of volunteers, so please register only if you are serious about attending. We need volunteers of all ages to help remove single use plastics and trash washed into the cove. We also need volunteers capable of hauling shopping car...
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30Jan

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. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

03Apr

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.

03Apr

Lock 26 (Woods Lock)

Cleanup Event

There is trash along the banks of the Potomac and in the woods between the C&O Canal towpath and the river. The mileposts along the towpath are 39.37 (Lock 26) to 39.63 (entrance at the Dickerson Conservation Park parking lot).

Wear appropriate clothing and waterproof footwear as necessary. Bags and gloves will be provided.

03Apr

Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup through Reston Association at Reston Library/Bowman Towne Dr

Cleanup Event

This is one of three sites helping cleanup trash in Reston's Watersheds supporting the Potomac Watershed Cleanup.

10Apr

Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup through Reston Association at Hunters Woods

Cleanup Event

This is one of three sites helping cleanup trash in Reston's Watersheds supporting the Potomac Watershed Cleanup.

10Apr

Canal and area cleanup at Pennfield Lock

Cleanup Event

This site is sponsored by the C&O Canal Association and the Canal Trust.
Masks and social distancing are required.

10Apr

WMCCAI Watershed Cleanup at Milestone HOA

Cleanup Event

Watershed cleanup of common areas in Milestone HOA. This community includes a pond, two storm water ponds, a bike/walking path, creek, and three tot lots. We will provide water, coffee, donuts, trash bags, and gloves. Help us celebrate Earth Day a little early!

10Apr

In the News

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