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


Greenbelt Station Community Cleanup

Cleanup Event

Join the Greenbelt Station Activities Committee in a community cleanup event!

Why participate?
Our trash hits close to home
Protect the watershed
Maintain property values and prevent infestation

25Mar

Rock Creek Park Clean Up-Parklawn Local Park, Viers Mill Rd (by the soccer fields)

Cleanup Event

Every year a group of community organizations in Montgomery County get together to clean up a local portion of Rock Creek Park. Most years we drag about 2.5 tons of trash out of the park. Everyone always has a lot of fun while making a real difference for the community.

01Apr

Good Neighbor Day

Cleanup Event

This large-scale service event works to enhance Greater College Park. Participants will complete projects that remove litter from the Anacostia Watershed, increase native plant populations, assist local food production and access, and celebrate the opportunities and resources that help community members stay active.

01Apr

Holmes Run-Luria Park Cleanup

Cleanup Event

Join the Raymondale and Holmes Run Acres Civic Associations and the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District for a cleanup of Holmes Run in and around Luria Park in Annandale.

01Apr

LIttle Falls Creek Clean-up

Cleanup Event

Clean the creek! We have gloves and bags and a few boots to lend. Great family activity and good way to earn SSL hours. We will have the forms so no need to bring one.

01Apr

Trash Pick Up - Little Falls watershed

Cleanup Event

Join us to pick up trash from the Willett Branch behind the Bethesda Pool.

01Apr

Creek Clean-up: Willard Ave Park

Cleanup Event

Clean the creek! We have gloves and bags and a few boots to lend. Great family activity and good way to earn SSL hours. We will have the forms so no need to bring one.

01Apr

2017 Extreme Cleanup - Piney Branch East - 4.1.17

Cleanup Event

Join Rock Creek Conservancy for our 9th Annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup. Volunteers will clean-up the lands, banks, tributaries, and waters of Rock Creek throughout Maryland and D.C. Our goal is total stream cleanup of Rock Creek and its tributaries, the parks connected to Rock Creek, and the neighborhoods near Rock Creek where trash originates. We work closely with the National Park Service and Montgomery County Parks.

Date and Time: Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where: Volunteers will meet at the end of Quincy St NW near 14th St NW. The address 1416 Quincy St NW is close to the meeting location

Leader Contact: Lori Shah, lshah07@gmail.com, 214.577.5327

What to Wear: Please dress appropriately for the weather. It may be chilly so dress warmly and in layers if necessary. Wear sturdy boots or sneakers, no sandals.

What to Bring: Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Feel free to bring your own tools and gloves if you have them. If you have trash grabbers or nets, ple...
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01Apr

Cabin John Creek cleanup at Goya Drive

Cleanup Event

Help pick up trash in Cabin John Regional Park, starting at the Goya Drive trailhead in Potomac (just off Route 270's exit 4B).

01Apr

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