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 [email protected]

 

Upcoming Events


Horton's Kids Community Clean Up

Cleanup Event

Join Horton's Kids on Saturday, May 6th for our 7th Annual Community Clean Up!

06May

hampshire Fun Day/ South Branch Potomac River cleanup

Cleanup Event

May 6, 2017 registration 9 to 11 at:
HCFDP
972 GREENSPRING VALLEY RD.
OR
ROMNEY BRIDGE PUBLIC ACCESS RT. 50 RIGHT OUTSIDE OF ROMNEY, WEST VIRGINIA
We will need volunteers to clean approx. 30 miles of river, river banks, and roadways along the Potomac
HCFDP AND SPONSORS PROVIDE:
BAGS-GLOVES-LUNCH-DRINKS-ROAD VESTS-ALL YOU CAN EAT BBQ-CAMPING AND KEG BEER* ID
THIS PROJECT IS PART OF THE 29 ANNUAL POTOMAC WATER SHED CLEANUP, DEP MAKE IT SHINE PROGRAM, NATIONAL RIVERS/AMERICAN RIVERS, PROJECT CLEAN STEAM, (ALLIANCE FOR THE BAY) ALICE FERGUSON FOUNDATION, DOH, LOCAL BUSINESSES
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND VOLUNTERISM!!

06May

Mallows Bay Clean Up

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 (www.sanctuaries.noaa.gov/mallows-bay). Additionally, this area will be featured as part of the Centennial Commemoration of US entry into WWI (www.charlescountymd.gov/DiscoverQuest).

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 ([email protected]) 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.-

06May

Frederick Watershed Clean up

Cleanup Event

16-20 miles of roadway and trail clean up in the Frederick Watershed.

06May

Chapman State Park

Cleanup Event

This area really needs a cleanup!

We will pick up trash along the shoreline of the Potomac River.

We need 1-2 volunteers with pick up trucks, or the like, to help us HAUL the trash bags from the shoreline to the dumpster at the entrance to the park.

Volunteers will need to walk 5-10 minutes on a trail to get from the parking lot, to the shoreline. This is a beautiful trail and we will walk as a group!

If you want to help, but aren't up for the walk, we could use 2 volunteers to stay at the park entrance, to direct late comers.

Thank you!

Please call me with any questions. Work phone at AFF is 202.417.3524
Cell phone is 301.538.0535 (My service is not very good, so please leave a voicemail or text)

07May

Trash Day of Action: Battle of the Bottle

Cleanup Event

We will march peacefully and legally around the building & engage and inspire commuters with creative signs, trash-themed costumes, and educational handouts.

On Monday, May 8th, 7-10am, we will lead a Trash Day of Action: Battle of the Bottle at the headquarters of the International Bottled Water Association in Alexandria, Virginia, calling on them to take the lead on meaningful actions to reduce plastic bottle waste in Virginia watersheds.

We will march peacefully and legally around the building, and engage and inspire the morning's commuters with creative signs, trash-themed costumes, and hand-outs.

Join us! We need volunteers with good ideas and partners to help with planning and outreach, and we want lots of happy people who care about their streams and rivers participating with us in our Day of Action!

Read more on our webpage:

www.accotink.org/2017/BattleoftheBottle2017.htm

And on Facebook: www.facebook.com/novatawf/

Please share with other people and groups that ...
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08May

Shepherd Parkway Community Clean-Up

Cleanup Event

Shepherd Parkway is a 197-acre unit of National Capital Parks-East which runs along a hillside overlooking the Potomac River in southern part of DC. These woods contain Civil War earthworks, two Bald Eagle nets, and panoramic views across the city. Since 2011, the Committee to Restore Shepherd Parkway has mobilized volunteers to remove over 20 tons of trash and debris from the park.

13May

Quander Brook Cleanup

Cleanup Event

Annual cleanup of Quander Brook stream valley in the Spring Bank community of the Mount Vernon District of Fairfax County. Quander Brook was located on the site of the historic Spring Bank estate first built in 1809. The stream and estate was home to numerous Union regiments during the Civil War residing in Camp Vermont, one of many Union camps in the area surrounding Alexandria, Virginia. The Spring Bank community has saved 9 acres of land in the vicinity of and including channels and springs associated with Quander Brook for the purpose of creating a future community park. The community is awaiting the approval of plans by Fairfax County to do a stream restoration project on Quander Brook. The Spring Bank Community Association has consistently worked with Fairfax County and volunteers to seek ways to restore and preserve this natural mostly forested site which is full of numerous springs, seeps and 3 stream channels along with prehistoric and historic resources.

13May

2017 Extreme Cleanup - Beach Dr and Franklin St - 5.19.17

Cleanup Event

Join Rock Creek Conservancy for our 9th Annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup. Volunteers will clean-up the lands, banks, tributaries, and waters of Rock Creek throughout Maryland and D.C. Our goal is total stream cleanup of Rock Creek and its tributaries, the parks connected to Rock Creek, and the neighborhoods near Rock Creek where trash originates. We work closely with the National Park Service and Montgomery County Parks.

Date and Time: Friday, May 19th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Where: Volunteers will meet at Beach Drive and Franklin Street.

Leader Contact: Emily Issac

What to Wear: Please dress appropriately for the weather. It may be chilly so dress warmly and in layers if necessary. Wear sturdy boots or sneakers, no sandals.

What to Bring: Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Feel free to bring your own tools and gloves if you have them. If you have trash grabbers or nets, please bring them. Students can earn SSL hours, but please bring needed forms. Bring water and any snacks that you...
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19May

Shepherd Parkway Community Clean-Up

Cleanup Event

Shepherd Parkway is a 197-acre unit of National Capital Parks-East which runs along a hillside overlooking the Potomac River in the far southern part of Washington, DC. These woods contain Civil War earthworks, two Bald Eagle nets, and panoramic views across the city. Since 2011, the Committee to Restore Shepherd Parkway has mobilized volunteers to remove over 20 tons of trash and debris from the park.

08Jul