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 [email protected]

 

Upcoming Events


Monthly Clean up at Shepherd Parkway

Cleanup Event

This event is hosted by The Committee to Restore Shepherd Parkway. Please contact Nathan Harrington for any questions. He can be reached at 301-758-5892 or [email protected]
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Date: Saturday February 13th, March 12th, April 9th, April 20th, April 22nd
Location: Meet at the picnic area opposite 555 Newcomb St. SE (near the corner of Martin Luther King and Malcom X Aves SE)
Description: Help us make our backyard forest shine. A clean park is good not only for animals, plants, and our rivers but also for our own health and community development. Gloves, bags, and water provided. Wear boots and full-length pants. You will get dirty.
For more information please contact Nathan Harrigton at 301-758-5892 or [email protected]

13Feb

Monthly Clean up at Shepherd Parkway

Cleanup Event

This event is lead and hosted by one of our great partner organizations, The Committee to Restore Shepherd Parkway. Please contact Nathan Harrington for any questions. He can be reached at 301-758-5892 or [email protected]

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Meet at the picnic area opposite 555 Newcomb St. SE (near the corner of Martin Luther King and Malcom X Aves SE)

Description: Help us make our backyard forest shine. A clean park is good not only for animals, plants, and our rivers but also for our own health and community development. Gloves, bags, and water provided. Wear boots and full-length pants. You will get dirty.

For more information please contact Nathan Harrigton at 301-758-5892 or [email protected]

12Mar

Clean Fairfax Clean up of Difficult Run

Cleanup Event

Join Clean Fairfax, and employees of Fairfax County and MOMs Organic Market for a weekday cleanup of the streams, trails and storm ponds between Government Center and Fairfax Corners.

Bags and gloves and snacks provided--you bring appropriate shoes, raingear if needed! This is a Rain or Shine event!

Meet outside Government Center (12000 Government Center Parkway) left side (when looking from the parking lot) to pick up supplies and check in.

RSVP to [email protected]

22Mar

Rock Creek Cleanup

Cleanup Event

This little corner of Rock Creek at Key Parkway and McCain Drive could use a little love!

16Apr

Kensington Parkwood Rock Creek Cleanup

Cleanup Event

Cleanup along Rock Creek and bike trail running along Beach Drive from Cedar Lane to Knowles Avenue in Bethesda/Kensington.

16Apr

Mallows Bay Cleanup

Cleanup Event

In Mallows Bay, more than 100 World War 1-era wooden vessels rest in the shallow bay waters and along its shoreline marking one of the most curious yet important periods in the Nation’s maritime history.

Bring a canoe, kayak or walk along the shore. Join local historians and archaeologists who will share the stories of Mallows as part of the cleanup activities

Thanks for considering this legendary site along the Potomac. We hope you are able to join us.

16Apr

Canal and area cleanup at Carderock

Cleanup Event

trash pickup. Signups will be accepted starting Monday, March 14.

16Apr

Holmes Run - Bailey's Crossroads

Cleanup Event

Help cleanup up beautiful Homes Run in Bailey's Crossroads, just below the Lake Barcroft Dam!

16Apr

Canal and area cleanup at Angler's Inn

Cleanup Event

Trash pickup. Sign ups will be accepted starting Monday, March 14.

16Apr

Canal and area cleanup at Great Falls tavern

Cleanup Event

trash pickup. Sign ups will be accepted starting Monday, March 14.

16Apr