Volunteers will collect, bag and remove trash and recyclable materials from the banks of the creek and from out of the creek water. This is the third year that cleanup at the Mouth of Rock Creek has been part of the watershed-wide Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup event.
Run/Creek/Stream (Active since 2011)
County: District of Columbia
State: District of Columbia
Nearest City: Washington, DC
GPS Coordinates: 38.901481, -77.057735
Directions: Will convene at Thompson Boat Center Parking lot, 2900 Virginia Avenue, NW, DC. Coming from north, proceed down Rock Creek Parkway to Virginia Avenue and enter parking lot via right turn. From south, near Watergate Hotel at corner of Virginia Avenue, NW and Rock Creek Parkway, turn left into Thompson Boat Center parking lot.
Parking Capacity: 100
Restrooms are available.
This site is NOT suitable for children under seven.
This site is NOT suitable for the elderly.
This site is NOT suitable for the disabled.
|Notes & Special Issues||
Mouth of Rock Creek site runs from the mouth of the creek as it enters the Potomac River up to the P Street, NW Bridge in the District of Columbia. Mouth is 75-100 feet wide an approximately 13 feet deep. The lower part of this section has steep banks on both sides and large boulders under the four overpasses. Large boulder rip-rap covers the west side of Rock Creek below P Street, NW where the creek channel is near the roadway of Rock Creek Parkway. Last year we used two canoes to locate and pull debris out of the deeper parts of Rock Creek near the mouth. A canoe is needed to move workers to the west side of the creek where boulders protect the banks from erosion.