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

27th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

Cleanup Event

The Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup has become a decisive catalyst for progress that ignites people throughout the watershed with the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s community spirit. The largest regional event of its kind,the Cleanup provides a transforming experience that engages citizens and community leaders and generates momentum for change. Join an existing cleanup or host one of your own.

More information at


Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Newtowne Neck State Park

Cleanup Event

Come lend a hand at the newly opened Newtowne Neck State Park! Newtowne Neck is a peninsula with St. Clement's Bay to the North and Breton Bay to the south, with miles of sandy shores. Help keep our shores clean, along with the rest of the beautiful Potomac River!


Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Point Lookout State Park

Cleanup Event

Come help keep the Potomac River clean! Point Lookout State Park is located at the mouth of the Potomac River, so it is important that we keep our park clean of litter that can harm the river from Point Lookout to streams flowing through the Appalachians. Bring your whole family, groups are more than welcome! See you out there!


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