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


Americana Drive Cleanup with Friends of Accotink Creek

Cleanup Event

Stay for an hour or stay for a day.
This is a site of illegal dumping, so come prepared to get tired and dirty!
Volunteers may find more information and directions at
www.accotink.org/2019/AmericanaDriveCleanuppre-event2019.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!

21Jan

Harpers Ferry NHP Potoma Wayside River Clean up

Cleanup Event

Please join us Saturday April 13th from 9:00am to Noon, for the Annual Potomac River Watershed Clean up at the Potoma Wayside River Access in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Ranger Samantha will be leading the clean up. Gloves, trash bags, & recycling bags will be provided. Bring your refillable water bottle, wear sturdy boots, dress in long pants of a tough fabric, and layers up top.

Parking will be just down the road, past the "Tri-State" Exxon, in the "Kettle Corn" lot. Permission has been granted by the property owner. Just ask the Kettle Corn or other Vendor folks where they'd like you to park.

Bring your phone and/or other camera to capture the project, and maybe even enter the Alice Ferguson Foundation photo contest!

For any questions, or to RSVP, contact Samantha Zurbuch at 304-535-5017 or samantha_zurbuch@nps.gov.

13Apr

Neighbors of First River Farms

Cleanup Event

Come join us to clean LIttle Hunting Creek.

13Apr

CIA Occoquan River Watershed Cleanup

Cleanup Event

The Occoquan watershed covers 590 square miles and includes the 1,700-acre Occoquan Reservoir, which serves as the boundary between Fairfax and Prince William counties. Please join CAI in our efforts to improve environmental conditions.

13Apr

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

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