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


Big Neabsco Creek Cleanup at Eagles Park, Woodbridge: Prince William County (Copy)

Cleanup Event

2021 Big Neabsco Watershed Cleanup
Neabsco Creek- Eagles Park

Join Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition, Woodbridge Potomac Community Civic Association, REI Coop, NOVA Geocache, Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District other partners for more water quality awareness in the Neabsco Watershed/

Come promote plastic pollution and water quality awareness in PWC. Come support water quality awareness campaign and give a treat to the beautiful Neabsco Creek which is close to the New Woodbridge Boardwalk and Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.

This event is a good learning opportunity to residents and students who need community service hours. This event is open to residents of all ages to come see first hand impact of floatables as they make their way through the Potomac River into the Chesapeake Bay near the Julie J. Metz Neabsco Creek Wetlands Preserve in Woodbridge.

In 2019, 140 volunteers collected over 5100 pounds of trash ( 231 litter bags and 22 tires). This year ...
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13Mar

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Upper Pohick Creek, Middleridge Park and Woodglen Lake Park

Cleanup Event

Meet in the cul-de-sac in front of 5505 Fireside Court for supplies and area assignments. From the intersection of Rt. 123 (Ox Road) and Braddock Road, go south on Rt. 123 for 0.8 miles and turn left onto Zion Drive at the traffic light. Go approximately 0.7 miles and turn right onto Sideburn Road. Take the second right onto Acacia Lane. Turn left onto Southport Lane when Acacia Lane deadends. Continue straight on Southport Lane to Fireside Court. The park entrance is on the right.

20Mar

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup Fort Foote Park

Cleanup Event

This site has no public restroom and its terrain is very hilly and rocky in places. Please bring gloves if you have them and wear a sturdy pair of shoes.

10Apr

Potomac River Cleanup at the Accokeek Foundation

Cleanup Event

Join the Accokeek Foundation as we protect the Potomac River watershed through cleaning up our shoreline. If you want to see the direct impact of your choices on the environment, choose to join us as a shoreline cleanup volunteer and leave an impact on our shoreline that you'll want to write home about!

10Apr

WMCCAI Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Poplar Run

Cleanup Event

Join me, Julie Hoffmann, and the Washington Metro Chapter of the Community Associations Institute as we do our part to clean up the Potomac Watershed and positively impact the communities where we work and live. Help us celebrate Earth Day a little early!

Masks and social distancing will be required.

Want to sponsor? Please ask me for details!

10Apr

WMCCAI - KCS Landscape Watershed Clean-Up - Accotink Creek Westmore/Fairfax City (2021)

Cleanup Event

Join me (Tim Boucher), KCS Landscape Management, Inc., and the Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute as we do our part to clean up the Potomac Watershed and positively impact the communities where we work and live. Gloves, recycling and trash bags provided.

Let's plan on meeting at the beginning of the creek where it starts at Hallman Street for instructions, meeting volunteers, and then commence cleanup work. We will meet by the creek by Woodland St and Main Street in Fairfax City.

Sign waiver here and submit to site leader.

Want to sponsor, ask me for details.

10Apr

WMCCAI - Audubon Naturalist Society - Audubon Estates

Cleanup Event

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

10Apr

Canal and area cleanup at Pennyfield Lock

Cleanup Event

This site is sponsored by the C&O Canal Association and the Canal Trust.
Masks and social distancing are required.

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

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