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


Jones Point Park Clean-Up

Cleanup Event

You are the solution to pollution! Please join us for a few fun hours cleaning up the beautiful Jones Point Park in Alexandria, Virginia!

25Oct

Fort Stanton Park Volunteer Day

Cleanup Event

Fort Stanton Park was created in 1926 to preserve the hilltops where the Union army constructed Fort Stanton and Battery Rickets to defend the Nation’s Capital during the Civil War. The remains of their earthworks and ditches can still be seen in the woods.

Its more than 150 acres of woods include two stream valleys, stands of towering poplar trees, commanding views hilltop views across the city, and small rock outcroppings.

?Sadly, years of littering and dumping have polluted the landscape. Invasive plant such as kudzu, bittersweet, and Asian wisteria have destroyed whole areas of forest and threaten others.

Join the Ward 8 Woods Conservancy in acting to save this special place before it is too late.

07Nov

Belle Haven Park Clean-Up

Cleanup Event

You are the solution to pollution! Please join us for a few fun hours cleaning up the beautiful Belle Haven Park in Fairfax County, Virginia!

07Nov

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.

14Nov

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 16 S Van Dorn, Alexandria, VA WINTRUST/FirstService Residential WEST END Condominium

Cleanup Event

16 S. Van Dorn Condominium managed by FirstService Residential near old Landmark Mall with 4 acres of surrounding common area. Ample free off street parking for all participants. Steep and flat terrain make this site attractive to all volunteers. Children under 18 to be accompanied by adults. Community Service Credits will apply to students. Please email 16SVanDorn@gmail.com with questions or if you would like to notify us to include you with information. Conveniently located. Please join us!

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