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


Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Pond Branch

Cleanup Event

This is an ongoing activity. The watershed at my site collects great amounts of litter throughout the year. About 4-6 times a year, my family helps to clean it by picking up the trash and recycling. This will be a public event on March 30th in which friends and neighbors will be invited to help.

30Mar

Cleanup of Streams in the Town of University Park (2015)

Cleanup Event

Remove trash from Wells Run which has two contributing forks in the Town of University Park, south of the University of Maryland. The Town Stream Committee will present Stream Conservation and Beauty Maintenance discussions as the work of cleanup proceeds.

04Apr

Little Seneca Lake Clean-up

Cleanup Event

Help cleanup Little Seneca Lake at Black Hill Regional Park. We will have sites around the lake for all ability levels and interest. Please wear shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy, and bring a water bottle. Individuals and Groups are welcome. For more information contact: Katrina Fauss, Katrina.Fauss@montgomeryparks.org, 301-528-3482

10Apr

Potomac River Cleanup at Potoma Wayside, Harpers Ferry NHP

Cleanup Event

The public is invited to join us and volunteer on Saturday April 6th from 8:00am to Noon, for the Annual Potomac River Watershed Clean up at the Potoma Wayside River Access in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Ranger Samantha will be leading the clean up. Gloves, trash bags, & recycling bags will be provided. Bring your refillable water bottle, wear sturdy boots, dress in long pants of a tough fabric, and layers up top. Be prepare to get dirty & have some fun! We always find some really interesting items.

Parking will be just down the road, past the Exxon, in the "Catoctin Kettle Corn" lot. Just be sure to ask the Catoctin Kettle Corn folks where they'd like you to park. Then proceed with extreme caution, watching for traffic, and walk along the road then cross at the stoplight by the Exxon, and meet at the stone wall by the pull out loop area. Look for Ranger Samantha.

Bring your digital cameras to capture the project, and maybe even enter the Alice Ferguson Foundation photo contest!

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11Apr

Rock Creek Cleanup

Cleanup Event

This is an annual cleanup event along the bike path and Rock Creek itself along Beach Drive from Cedar Lane to Knowles. The sign in table will be located by the side of the bike path at the intersection of Franklin Street and Beach Drive. Everyone is welcome to participate. SSL hours will be available. Wear clothing you are ok with getting dirty.

11Apr

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Mason Neck State Park

Cleanup Event

We'll spread the participants out along our 3 miles of shoreline and see what the winter ice and tides brought to our park that doesn't belong. Canoes and kayaks are welcome to get into Kane's Creek and marsh areas.

11Apr

Port Tobacco River Cleanup at Chapel Point State Park 2015

Cleanup Event

PTRC annual river clean up Chapel Point State Park

11Apr

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Accokeek Foundation

Cleanup Event

Pitch in and pick up at the 27th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup! Volunteer during this year’s cleanup to help remove trash from the shoreline of the Potomac River. This is a great volunteering opportunity for families, service-learning students, as well as Boy/Girl Scout and corporate groups. Trash bags and gloves will be provided; please wear sturdy shoes and clothing appropriate for slippery and wet conditions. All volunteers should check in at the Visitor Center before being directed to a cleanup spot on-site.

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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