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


Community Clean Up day

Cleanup Event

Various locations
A community clean-up and gardening day hosted
by Main Street Takoma and the Takoma Park SDA
Church. Meetup locations: Laurel Avenue, by Morrison
Park, Triangle Park at 4th and Blair roads, NW

23Mar

Shoreline Cleanup

Cleanup Event

Wish to make a difference in your community? Join a park ranger on monthly shoreline cleanups to pick up trash and drift wood. Please let someone at the contact station know that you are coming to volunteer to waive the fee. For questions and to register, please call the Visitor Center at 703-583-6904.

23Mar

2019 Extreme Cleanup- Wheaton Claridge Park

Cleanup Event

Join Wheaton Hills Civic Association, Montgomery Parks, park neighbors, and One Montgomery Green to help clean up this neighborhood park and the Rock Creek tributaries that run through it!

Volunteers should wear sturdy closed toe shoes (no sandals) and clothes that can get dirty and wet. Supplies will be provided and SSL hours will be available. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

There will be a sign-in and supply table near the park activity building. To stay informed about other OMG events, sign up for our newsletter on www.onemontgomerygreen.org.

30Mar

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at the old Indian Village Site Near White's Ferry and C&O Canal Mile

Cleanup Event

Wear waterproof boots and clothing appropriate for the weather. The site is about seven-tenths of a mile up the towpath from the parking area at White's Ferry.

30Mar

John E. Howard Stream Cleanup & Lunch

Cleanup Event

Please join the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks & Recreation's Senior Green Team and staff from the Special Programs Division for our annual Earth Day celebration and cleanup of a natural trash "strainer" in the Oxon Run Watershed.

03Apr

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at the Monocacy Aqueduct to Lock 27 of the C&O Canal

Cleanup Event

This is a river cleanup at the Mouth of the Monocacy River down the Potomac River behind lock 27 of the C&O Canal.

06Apr

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Urbana High School

Cleanup Event

Volunteers will collect, bag and remove trash and recyclable materials from the banks of the creek and from out of the creek water.

06Apr

Hunters Branch Cleanup

Cleanup Event

This is the annual event of Hunters Branch, which runs between Lee Highway and Route 50.

06Apr

Washingtonian Woods - Gaithersburg Green Up Day/Potomac River Watershed Cleanup 2019

Cleanup Event

Spring cleaning takes on new meaning during this year’s community-wide Green Up Day. Join hundreds of volunteers as they make a difference throughout the community by cleaning up and beautifying local streams, schools, parks, and homeowner association common areas during Community Green Up Day. The City is looking for volunteers for this event. Students can also earn student service learning credits.

Please wear clothing and footwear that are weather appropriate and that can get dirty, muddy, or wet. Although the City supplies equipment, volunteers are welcome to bring their own gloves or supplies to the event.

For those interested in earning Student Service Learning (SSL) hours, please sign in when you arrive, and bring all paperwork with you.

06Apr

Morningside Lane Clean-up

Cleanup Event

We will pick up trash along Morningside Lane.

06Apr

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