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


Shepherd Parkway Community Clean-Up

Cleanup Event

Be a part of the tradition! The Ward 8 Woods Conservancy has been hosting Shepherd Parkway Community Clean-Ups's every second Saturday of the month since 2011!

Discover the beauty of one of DC's most overlooked parklands while helping to undo decades of littering, dumping, and unchecked growth of invasive plants.

12Dec

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. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

03Apr

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.

03Apr

Lock 26 (Woods Lock)

Cleanup Event

There is trash along the banks of the Potomac and in the woods between the C&O Canal towpath and the river. The mileposts along the towpath are 39.37 (Lock 26) to 39.63 (entrance at the Dickerson Conservation Park parking lot).

Wear appropriate clothing and waterproof footwear as necessary. Bags and gloves will be provided.

03Apr

WMCCAI Potomac Cleanup at Wardman Tower

Cleanup Event

Join us at our Potomac River Watershed Cleanup!

10Apr

WMCCAI Potomac Cleanup at Lake Frederick

Cleanup Event

Join us for our cleanup!

10Apr

WMCCAI – Newington Forest Community

Cleanup Event

Building Community in the 'Forest'.
Join the Girl Scouts and Newington Forest residents to help conduct a clean up along the trails and streams in the Newington Forest Community. This event is scheduled in conjunction with the Alice Ferguson Foundation which has spearheaded the Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup since 1989.

10Apr

WMCCAI - Audubon Naturalist Society - Audubon Estates

Cleanup Event

Join us at Audubon Estates to help us clean up Little Hunting Creek!

10Apr

WMCCAI Watershed Cleanup at Milestone HOA

Cleanup Event

Watershed cleanup of common areas in Milestone HOA. This community includes a pond, two storm water ponds, a bike/walking path, creek, and three tot lots. We will provide water, coffee, donuts, trash bags, and gloves. Help us celebrate Earth Day a little early!

10Apr

Neighbors of First River Farm AFF/FOLHC Annual Clean Up

Cleanup Event

Little Hunting Creek Clean Up. Part of the Annual Alice Ferguson Foundation Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. Bags and gloves provided.

10Apr

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