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

If you have any questions about the database, please email


Upcoming Events

9th Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit

Workshop Event

The Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative hosts the Annual Trash Summit to raise awareness, promote collaboration, and inspire action on lasting solutions to the region’s trash problem, focusing on litter prevention and waste reduction.


9th Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit

Workshop Event

Mark your calendars to attend the 9th Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit

on November 7th at the Riggs Alumni Center at the University of Maryland, College

Park. The Summit will run from 9am to 2pm, and will include lunch and an optional

field trip afterward; “Exploring Trash-Free DC.” Transportation for the field trip will be


The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) hosts The Potomac Watershed Trash Summit

annually. It is a gathering of key stakeholders to educate, dialogue, plan, and take

action on strategies that lead to a Trash Free Potomac Watershed. This event provides

a venue for elected officials, citizens and youth leadership to collaborate on strategies to

eliminate trash from our waterways, communities, streets and public lands. Participants

commit to action plans to effect regional public policy, best management practices,

business actions, and public education.

This year, we are working hard to bring businesses and community members to the ...


Shepherd Parkway Community Cleanup

Cleanup Event

Shepherd Parkway is a 205-acre federal park covering the hillside between 295 and the neighborhoods of Congress Heights and Bellevue. Its 205 acres include the remains of two Civil War forts, two Bald Eagles nests, rare native plants, and some of the oldest and largest trees in DC.

It's time for Ward 8 to demand a clean environment and equal opportunities for outdoor recreation. Join the historic efforts to make it right by removing thousands of pounds of trash and invasive species.

For more information, contact Nathan Harrington at or 301-758-5892


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