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/2020/AmericanaDriveCleanuppre-eventspring2020.htm
Please let us know if you plan to join "Team Accotink". -- GET YOUR BRAIN WET!
This site may not be suitable for persons under 12 or with physical limitations..
(Rescheduled from January 21st due to weather)

04Apr

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Watts Branch Stream

Cleanup Event

This event is part of the District of Columbia's Adopt-a-Stream Initiative.
Littering and dumping is common along the Anacostia River including along the Watts Branch Stream.
Join students from Howard University and members of the University’s Climate Change, People & Environment Club as we clean up our precious waterbodies in an effort to promote Blue Economies globally!

04Apr

32nd Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

Cleanup Event

Come join us for the 32nd Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup!

04Apr

Cobb Island Potomac River Cleanup

Cleanup Event

The Potomac River Cleanup for Cobb Island, MD will be held on April 4th, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bags, gloves, and drinks will be provided. Kids will receive school volunteer credit and certificates for participating.

Directions- From 301 turn onto Rock Point Rd. (route 257) travel approximately 12 miles and turn right onto Cobb Island Rd. (route 254) continue for about a mile until you cross the Cobb Island bridge. Once you cross the bridge, our table will be set up in the grass next to The Cove at Cobb Island. Parking can be in The Coves parking lot. Please sign in at the table as this is where you will be able to pick where you would like to clean up!

Email alpence@smcm.edu with any questions.

04Apr

Sleepy Hollow Bath and Racquet Club Cleanup at Holmes Run

Cleanup Event

Join the Sleepy Hollow Bath and Racquet Club as they clean trash from their property bordering Holmes Run. All are welcome!

04Apr

Good Neighbor Day

Cleanup Event

A day of service that includes several different sites throughout the City of College Park.

04Apr

Good Neighbor Day

Cleanup Event

Good Neighbor Day is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, the City of College Park, and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The event brings together the College Park community to beautify shared spaces, educate and engage in sustainable practices, and take pride in Greater College Park.

04Apr

Good Neighbor Day

Cleanup Event

Good Neighbor Day is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, the City of College Park, and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The event brings together the College Park community to beautify shared spaces, educate and engage in sustainable practices, and take pride in Greater College Park.

04Apr

Good Neighbor Day

Cleanup Event

Good Neighbor Day is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, the City of College Park, and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The event brings together the College Park community to beautify shared spaces, educate and engage in sustainable practices, and take pride in Greater College Park.

04Apr

Fort. Stanton Park Volunteer Day

Cleanup Event

Fort Stanton Park was created in 1926 to preserve the hilltops where the Union army constructed Fort Stanton and Battery Rickets to defend the Nation’s Capital during the Civil War. The remains of their earthworks and ditches can still be seen in the woods.

Its more than 150 acres of woods include two stream valleys, stands of towering poplar trees, commanding views hilltop views across the city, and small rock outcroppings.

?Sadly, years of littering and dumping have polluted the landscape. Invasive plant such as kudzu, bittersweet, and Asian wisteria have destroyed whole areas of forest and threaten others.

Join the Ward 9 Woods Conservancy in acting to save this special place before it is too late.

04Apr

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