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


ft mahan clean up

Cleanup Event

A cleaner ward 7 is going to be working with volunteers with the purpose of cleaning up at ft. Mahan park on Saturday March 3 2018. The clean-up will take place from 9:30am-12pm and we will meet behind the 7/11at Benning and Minnesota N.E avenue Saturday morning. Ft. Mahan park is a historic civil war park located 5 minutes away from Minnesota ave metro station if your walking. www.nps.gov/places/fort-mahan.htm

03Mar

Test 12.19 Review

Cleanup Event

07Apr

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at the Monocacy Aqueduct and Lock 27

Cleanup Event

Trash along the river bank primarily consists of bottles that were deposited after river flooding. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. We will meet at the Monocacy Aqueduct parking lot. In the event of cancellation, the makeup day will be April 8, 2018.

07Apr

Spring Bread and Cheese Creek Cleanup

Cleanup Event

Please help us cleanup the Historic Bread and Cheese Creek. We run our cleanups as a family event with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate. We welcome every type of person of every ability level to contribute and assist with the cleanup. Though it is true we will need people to dig out shopping carts and haul trash to the dumpsters, we need people to run water, food, tools, and trash bags (both empty and full) to individuals in the creek. People to sort recyclables from the debris removed. People will be needed to help at registration, setup food and snacks as well as many other less strenuous activities. We are also authorized to sign-off on Community Service and Service Learning Hours for students

07Apr

Westmoreland Hills Garden Club Little Falls Creek Cleanup

Cleanup Event

Join Your Neighbors in the Annual Little Falls Creek Clean-up on April 7, 2018

Please help us maintain Little Falls Creek, our popular and much loved park environment, frequented by children, dog owners, bikers and walkers. The annual Little Falls Creek Clean-up will be held on April 7th from 9:00 am - Noon, RAIN OR SHINE. Please wear work clothes, sturdy boots and bring your work gloves (we will have gloves some if you do not). Stations will be set up in three locations to sign in and collect your bags.

· The end of Albemarle Street and Tourney

· The end of Elliott Road at the bridge over the creek

· The Little Falls Park entrance at Massachusetts Avenue

Student Service Learning (SSL) credits are available for students seeking community service. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is sponsored by the Westmoreland Hills Garden Club and the Montgomery County Parks M-NCPPC.

For questions email:westmorelandhillsgc@gmail.com or contact Peggy Holland (301)641-41...
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07Apr

Liverpool Point Area of Nanjemoy WMA

Cleanup Event

This will be the first clean up at this particular site, but in a prime area of the beautiful Potomac River!

08Apr

Hard Bargain Amphitheater Cleanup

Cleanup Event

This is an opportunity for community members to gather, clean up and prepare the Amphitheater for it's upcoming season. We have several things to achieve on this day so the more the merrier.

Here is how you can help:
Mulch Path
Remove Leaves from audience area and off roofs
Clear parking areas
Power wash deck & fencing leading to theater
Clean and Set lights
Clean Seats and seating area
Clean Sound booth and concession area

Upon arrival, you will need to sign the Alice Ferguson Foundation Volunteer Liability Waiver and Photo Consent Form. We will have some snacks and water available for you to take a break, but we highly encourage you to bring your reusable water bottle.
Dress comfortably for the weather in clothing that you don't mind getting paint or dirt on and be ready to have fun!

14Apr

Canal and area cleanup at Great Falls tavern

Cleanup Event

Trash cleanup. Sign ups will be accepted starting Monday, February 12.

14Apr

Canal and area cleanup at Swains Lock

Cleanup Event

trash pickup.

14Apr

2018 Falls Church Spring Cleanup

Cleanup Event

Clean up the City of Falls Church and keep litter out of our waterways. We ask that groups meet at the Community Center to pickup the supplies and then spread out across the City to the areas of highest impact. The only requirement is that all trash/recycling must be taken to the dumpster behind the Community Center at the conclusion of the event. Help keep our community clean!

14Apr

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